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Economic Effects- The European Union

Analyses of the European union and its effects on the UK economy

Steven Winyard

on 1 March 2011

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Economic effects:
The European Union Learning Outcomes: Role of the EU? Member States Effect on business policy and law Performance of member states Can you name all 27? Freedom of movement Travel The EU moving the
goalposts Changes in Business law to:
Removing trade barriers whilst retaining workers rights although it has now moved into other legal areas A larger voice on the
Global stage The EU president Herman Van Rompuy Herman Van Rompuy To draw all strengths of the states together What is the EU Common agricultural Policy Business Growth and employment Efficiency Equality/ social cohesion etc. Benchmarks 95% of Children from
the age of 4 before they
join infants should
participate in early
childhood education 85% of 15 year olds should have
sufficient abilities in reading, maths
and science. The share of early leavers from education should be no more than 10% The share of 30-34 year olds with
tertiary (degree) level attainment
should be at least 40% An average of at
least 15% of adults
25-64 should
participate in
lifelong learning Economics and Finance Everyone has to pay into
the EU budget we paid £13.7 Billion in 2008. This is calculated so that countries pay an equal contribution based on income, resources and the tax paid in that country. Countries should also support eachother financially when necessary e.g. Ireland. Environment Science and Technology The European commisions joint research centre (JRC) carries out research and develops policy on science and technology (e.g. how much food can be Genetically modified), it researches how the lives f the people in the EU can be improved. Trade Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain are official members of the Eurozone and use the euro as their currency.

For Against Gives farmers incentives to take good care of the environment

Supports rural communities

To encourage production of safe, high
quality food.

Education Lifelong learning Mobility Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship External relations Social Laws To be able to define what the EU is.
To be able to define the roles of the EU.
To be able to describe the majority of major areas of EU policy.
To be able to explain whether the UK should join the Euro and why. http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/eu_members/index_en.htm The Environment Skills Economic monetary union Do we need the EU?
Should we leave it? Yes No http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=european-union-education-policy
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