KVS posting after you is right... it is a political system intended to allow all the European countries to collectively tut tut other countries on the planet.... they are all has beens now, but together they could make a powerful political force... except they do as they are told by the US and have no independence at all.
All the countries of central and south America could join together and they could let Canada join too and be a world bully and actually weld some power but only in their region... Europe isn't even powerful in Europe though...
Better to stick to economic groups, who respects little boys who do as the US tells them?
According to the received narrative believed by all mainstream media and academia, the EU and the euro currency are for the protection of the 'European people' (who don't exist) against US imperialism/capitalism. In the real world, the EU is one of the main reasons that the European countries today are americanized dumping grounds for US junk, and that European peoples are losing their culture and becoming consumers of Hollywood/Netflix, MacDonalds etc.
According to the received narrative believed by all mainstream media and academia, the EU idea was conceived by European idealists after WW2, when Europe was in ruins, to learn the lessons of history, be more united and avoid war etc. In the real world, however, there was already a capitalistic European union before and during WW2, which the US imperialists took over when they won the war, and reshaped it to their advantage.
As for your assertions that 'together they would be stronger', this is wrong on both theoretical and practical grounds.
Theoretically because it adheres to Marxist principles on capital and state ie. the economy being the basis and main ethnogenesis factor for peoples. Obviously this is wrong, like so much of their other body of thought is wrong too. Nations emerge due to shared history, culture, language, religion and a sense of belonging. Not because they have x-amount of trade together
De facto we are not seeing nationalism lessening, we see it rising (eurosceptic parties, Brexit, Trump, Gilets Jaunes). Which is bytheway one of the reasons the globalists pulled off the Covid1984 scamdemic (IFR 0,15) and the subsequent Great Reset - which like all of their projects, will fail miserably.
As for the statement that a shared front will make them stronger, how exactly? This is the same social engineering meets utopian grand chess game ideas that plague the world too much already. What state/people has benefitted from this globalist Marxist super project?
The EU has failed in every sense. Unfortunately instead of just disappearing it keeps festering around like a sore in a Herpes sufferer's mouth
The west likes to bollock on about democracy and european values, but most people just want law and order and to be able to walk the streets without expecting to get their heads cut off.
Civil liberties are a core facet of the European psyche but are currently being taken away by nonstop fear mongering and artificial crisis after artificial crisis.
There is a reason why in third world shitholes they just declare martial law and in European countries they have to go to great lengths. Its because of the local populace and judicial framework.
Most people think violence is increasing because they watch the TV news and the TV news is about ratings, not about information.... they won't tell you violent crimes have gone down, they just show video of exciting stuff.
Overall unsafety, petty crime, lawlessness, drug related crime and sexual harassment has skyrocketed. Who cares what the official numbers say. You think I or any other person will go to the local police station to report my bike stolen - for the 4th time that year-, or being harassed/ threatened after a night out by some frustrated Ahmed?
Of course not. Crime rates are 'down' because crime is out of control, and people are quickly losing faith in the authorities. In fact, in some cases the desinterested police will even turn one away when you go to the bureau to file a case, stating that they are understaffed and that it will just take the better part of your afternoon
The only crime that will get their attention is murder. And thought crimes of course
Edit: and everything related to racism and sexism of course. If you feel offended because someone called you a negro on the football pitch best believe they'll go after the offender. If you try to get the police to act on after the third burglary of the month in your neighbourhood? Forget about it.