Maastricht Treaty: How EU's Landmark Deal Became a Ticking Bomb 27 Years Later | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Maastricht Treaty: How EU's Landmark Deal Became a Ticking Bomb 27 Years Later

While the initial success saw the bloc more than double its membership to 28 states by the time the EU officially became "of age", it was the global economic meltdown of 2009 that finally exposed the deep underlying shortcomings of the "United States of Europe" concept. In the meantime, the Arab Spring turmoil and its lasting aftershocks spilled over into Europe's ongoing migration crisis, making the United Kingdom the first EU state set to leave the bloc in 2019, allowing for critical voices within the union to grow stronger.

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