How Powerful Are The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg?

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Before the EU, there was BeNeLux. Standing for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, Benelux was the basis for the EU. So how powerful is it?

Learn More:
Treaty Establishing The BeNeLux Economic Union
http://www.cris.unu.edu/riks/web/treaties/Benelux.pdf
“His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, Being resolved to strengthen the economic ties between their countries by means of free movement of persons, goods, capital and services;”

Sorry Sweden, Luxembourg is now the most generous country in the world
http://qz.com/166298/sorry-sweden-luxembourg-is-now-the-most-generous-country-in-the-world/
“That’s according to a recent update to data on official development assistance offered by the nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.”

The Belgian-Dutch Naval Cooperation
http://www.militarycooperation.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46:the-belgian-dutch-naval-cooperation&catid=42:the-belgian-dutch-maritime-cooperation&Itemid=53
“The Belgian-Dutch naval cooperation is a bi-national, comprehensive and permanently structured defence cooperation.”

Treaty of Amsterdam
http://europa.eu/eu-law/decision-making/treaties/pdf/treaty_of_amsterdam/treaty_of_amsterdam_en.pdf
“The Treaty on European Union shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of this Article.”

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