International Relations Assignment

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Running head: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSInternational RelationsName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2The European Union: Challenges faced in the recent period..........................................................3France: Overview and Participation in the European Union...........................................................6Challenges Faced by France............................................................................................................7Policies in EU which France cares about........................................................................................9Changes France want in EU policy structure................................................................................10Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................10References......................................................................................................................................12
2INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSIntroductionThe global economic, political and social framework, has over the years experiencedimmense dynamics with years, with the player countries in the international scenarioexperiencing phenomena in their economies which left lasting impacts not only on their path ofprogress but also had impacts on the other economies and policy structures of the countrieswhich are related to their operations (Harrod and O'Brien 2012). The global economic andpolitical environment being more integrated and inclusive in the contemporary period, withphenomena like Globalization, Liberalization policies implementing in the predominanteconomies, Free Trade Agreements, technological innovations and trade zones getting createdand political scenarios becoming interconnected, robust networks and channel ofcommunications are getting established between the different economies across the world(Pieterse 2015).Given this context, the economic and political incidents occurring in any corner of theworld, are affecting the economies of the other remote countries. This is especially true for theeminent and economically influencing economies, which over the years have shown impressiveeconomic and political traits and have gained the power to influence the activities of theeconomies in the global framework and their operations significantly (Both positive andnegative) by their policies and economic, political and commercial activities (Busch and Matthes2016). In the last few years, the global economy has been significantly influenced by thephenomena like the proposition of Brexit, the social and turmoil leading to the refugee crisisacross different parts of the world and the decrease in the influence of the USA in the foreignpolicy structure in the Western countries. One of the primary ones to bear the brunt of all these
3INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSphenomena has been the European Union, which has been experiencing immense turbulencesand disturbing dynamics in its operational framework. The European Unions have been facingseveral challenges and potential changes which are expected to shape up its future operations anddomain of existence (Hanf and Soetendorp 2014).Keeping this into consideration the report tries to discuss the discuss the recent dynamicsand challenges existing in the European Union and for its remaining member countries,especially emphasizing on the economy of one of the most eminent member countries, France.The primary focus of the research is to analyze the challenges which the economy of Francefaces, in the contemporary period, taking into account the dynamics in the European Union, postthe proposition of Brexit and other inter-country as well as exogenous turmoil (Gilpin 2016). Thereport also discusses the policies in the European Union, which France is concerned about andthe changes the same wants to be implemented in the policy framework of the European Union,in order to increase its overall welfare and long term sustainability.The European Union: Challenges faced in the recent periodThe European Union, one of the biggest conglomerates existing in the world, wasoriginally established as an union of twenty eight European countries, which operate under thecohesive economic as well as political environment. Of all these member countries, nineteencountries use the same currency (Euro) as their mode of transaction and doing business (Nugent2017). The primary objectives behind the establishment of the European Union were creation ofa free and cohesive environment to facilitate trade and commercial transactions among themember countries, thereby increasing the long term sustainability, profitability and economicprogress of the same. The Union was also formed keeping in mind the notion that the creation of
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