Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The European construction - from communities to a genuine supranational union

Andrei Calapod, Ani MATEI
Last modified: 2015-05-07


The European Union is an entity having a unique way of construction. All started as a need to put the coal and steel resources together in order to avoid a new army conflict on the old continent and as a way to rebuild the European economies after the World War Two. The success of these strategies and policies but also the newly realities that succeeded at the European and global level, encouraged the European leaders to dare for more.

Hopefully, more and more European states were in favor of the idea of integration, thanks to all the advantages brought by the membership. Hence, new premises were created and the decision makers took advantage of them and used the treaties as mechanisms for a safe and stable development.

Using the observation and the qualitative method by analyzing several researches on this specific matter and the reforms introduced through the treaties, we will finally be able to validate our research hypothesis that we can speak nowadays about a real union having its own identity, a union which has moved from an intergovernmental organization to a supranational one.