Spain’s Relationship With Europe

In 1986, Spain and Portugal gained a seat in the European Union. This was the starting point for a significant economic, political and social development of Spain.

Spain’s Seat in European Union

In 1985, Spain officially signed the Accession Treaty to the European Communities. In 1986, Spain and Portugal acquired seats in the European Union. Becoming a member of the European Communities, meant progress to the Spanish people. The union with the European government meant economic, political, and social development. It was the end of living with Francisco Franco’s dictatorship after his death in 1975. The country Spain spent a decade working on trying to create a democratic type of government before joining the EU in 1986. Spain was given 60 government seats. Spain’s union with the European Union has allowed Spain’s colleges and universities to join forces with European and colleges. Political representatives from Spain meet regularly as the European Parliament from Spain. The European Parliament from Spain is working to adopt the European Union laws. Elites and average citizens alike were in support for EC. For 25 years, Spain has been very pro Europe.

What Spanish Citizens Think of the European Union Deal Today

In 25 years, many citizens of Spain have lost their interest for the European Union seats. Many citizens think Spain has gone from seeking a democracy to becoming a bureaucracy. Other words for the European Union Deal that come to mind are distinct the citizens from the government, and comparing Europe to Germany under Angela Merkel. Merkel was held responsible for using harsh methods to deal with Germany’s economic crisis. There was a recent economic crisis that has caused Spaniards to feel more and more negative towards the European project. The recent financial crisis has caused high unemployment. In 2014, over 50 percent of Spaniards who were interviewed believe they do not know what rights they have as EU citizens. According to the interview, 70 percent of European citizens want to know more about their rights. There are other Spaniards who see only positive in the European project. Those Spaniards see a bright future for the coming next 25 years filled with lots of opportunity, a wonderful alternative from dictatorships.

Spain and the European Union During Brexit

Could SPEXIT or ESPEXIT, be the next to exit the European Union? The Spain Coastal Brits were living the good life for the past two decades and a half. There are political pundits who believe Spain will follow Britain out of the European Union within 15 years. A Spanish leader, Luis Carlos Nogues is using the Brexit event as a starting point to discuss Spain’s recent relationship with the European Union. Nogues would like to create a referendum in Spain similar to the referendum France had. In economic, social, and political growth, Spain is behind Italy and France. People from France and Italy are more aware of the Brussels Bloc’s tyranny than Spain was. Some say Spain is stuck back in 1936 in their political an economic ways. Spaniards believe that discussing whether to go leave the European Union is definitely out for now. Spain is divided on leaving the European Union by right and left wing political movement. Spain is not as aware of the global market as their European counterparts are. Spain presently living in a condition much like a civil war. Spain is struggling with their communist identity and will eventually catch up to their European counterparts. Spain seems to be stuck in the 20th century. The SOMOS leader España Nogues is having hard time with Spain organizing a referendum because the country does not see SOMOS as an ally. Charles-Henri Gallois is in the process of planning a referendum about France discussing possibly exiting form the European Union. If Spain would leave the European Union, the country might be able to contribute more to the global economy than they have been. Right now, the European Commonplace is helping to fund Spain.