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Title: Introduction to the European Union


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Introduction to the European Union
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What is the European Union?
  • Definition of European Union An organization
    formed after WWII to increase cooperation among
    European Members.
  • The European Union is basically a family of
    European Countries committed to working together
    for peace!
  • It was officially created in 1992.
  • The European Union is still expanding today!
  • The European Union works to achieve common
    security and economic goals!

3
Who is in the European Union (EU)
Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg
Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal
Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary

4
Who is in charge?
  • The Council of Ministers is in charge of the
    European Union.
  • They are a council of ministers from all of the
    countries. They are helped by the Committee of
    Permanent Representatives. These are permanent
    members who are elected by each country.
  • Together they are in charge of the European Union.

5
Important Vocabulary
  • Euro the official currency of the European
    Union.
  • Single Market A system in which goods,
    services, and capital move freely with no
    barriers.
  • Foreign Minister A government official who is
    in charge of a nations foreign affairs.
  • Robert Schuman The man who proposed the idea of
    the European Coal and Steel Community. This
    eventually lead to the European Union.
  • Legal permitted by law lawful.
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