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Supranational Cooperation in the European Union
Transcript of Supranational Cooperation in the European Union
In 1952 six European countries created a
for steel and coal products.
is a group of countries that act as a single market, without trade barriers between member countries.
The European Union is formed.
Common Market countries formed the European Union (EU).
Economic Forces that Divide the EU
A force that divides people and countries is called
Some examples are conflicts between and among cultures.
A force that unites people and countries is called
Some examples are cooperation between and among cultures.
Treaty of Tordesillas
EU works to create:
Protect citizen's rights
Preserve the environment
The formation of th
has had the greatest effect on the economics of countries.
By 2004, the EU had 25 members spread across Europe
Today members of the EU work in cooperation toward shared economic goals
Economic Forces that Unite the EU
Throughout its history, different forces have brought people
Taxes on goods that cross country borders
Over the years, more European countries joined this goup which came to be known as the Common Market
The Euro was the common currency created by the EU as an
Trade bloc -
By joining economies they have far more
power than acting alone.
See page 216 in GA textbook
EU spends large sums on projects in its poorer nations
Factories are moving to poorer EU countries
Not all EU countries adopted the
as the common currency.
Political Forces that Unite EU
Citizens of member nations can
anywhere in EU.
They can also vote in EU elections
Political Forces that Divide EU
Countries give up some power
This may mean carrying out EU decisions it does
EU has increased in countries and population.
The differences among nations and people has also grown.
Promoting European Culture Identity
It has its own
May 9th is Europe Day
Against European Culture Identity
People speak different languages
and national pride
Czech foods illegal?
EU rules prohibit food served if cooked more than 2 hrs. earlier.
Most European countries today have a limited form of
is the opposite and produces a scarcity of resources.