Why has Euroscpeticism developed so rapidly since the agreement on the Maastricht Treaty in 1992?

Euroscepticism or Euro-skeptic basically means the criticism towards the European Union. Therefore, euroscepticism is a political doctrine that advocates for the disengagement from the European Union. Most of the Eurosceptic views tend to be populists and calls for the dismantling of the EU bureaucratic structures. The formation of the EU can be traced to the aftermath of the Second World War. After the Second World War, the countries in the Western Europe began the process of rebuilding and reorganization to achieve political and economic integration. The supranational organizations such as the European Coal and Steel Company (ECSC) among others provided the template for the European Economic Community (EEC) that facilitated the conception of the EU. Thereafter, there was a steady progression towards the creation of a single organization that would govern the whole of Europe in terms of economy, security, and social policy. All these events culminated to the development of the Maastricht treaty in 1992. The Maastricht treaty was the treaty that laid the legal framework for the formation of the EU. The treaty was signed by 12 countries in the city of Maastricht in the year 1992. Apart from creating the concept of the European citizenship, the Maastricht treaty laid out plant for the economic and monetary gains under the single currency, the Euro.

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