Is the EU a federal state?
The EU is a unique supranational and intergovernmental organization. It is not a nation-state, but the structure bears a resemblance to a federation. For example, the Canadian and EU political systems have a lot in common. Although member states do not want to acknowledge it, the EU, in many ways, functions like a federal state.
Iwona Wronska (PhD) is a professor of political science at Jan Kochanowski University Kielce; Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; postdoctoral research associate; and lecturer in Political Science, Carleton University. She specializes in comparative politics, concentrating on political institutions of liberal-democratic states. Her research focuses on Canada and Europe, with particular interest in migration policies and human rights protection.