chapter  2
The Creation of a European Union
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The best way to understand European law is to start at the beginning, which inevitably involves some consideration o f why the Community exists at all. The idea o f a united Europe is certainly not a new one and a variety o f leaders have, over the centuries, attempted to achieve European integration. In more modern times, it is possible to highlight the end o f the Second World War in 1945 as the catalyst which set in motion events that have led to the creation o f a European Union.