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Chapter 14: Supranational Cooperation in the EU

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Bryan Poepperling

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Transcript of Chapter 14: Supranational Cooperation in the EU

Mr. Poepperling
Unit 4: Europe and Russia

Ch. 14: Supranational Cooperation in the European Union

The European Union is an organization of 27 countries that are

Geographic Setting
Economic Cooperation in the E.U.
Political Cooperation in the E.U.
Cultural Cooperation in the E.U.
Welcome to the European Union!
Ticket out of the Door
Ch. 14 L2
1. What is the European Union?

2. Name one economic, political, and cultural force that unites countries AND name one of each that divides countries in the E.U.

3. Name 5 countries in Europe!
Standards and Objectives

SS.912 W2.13 and SS.912 W2.16
1. Explain what the European Union is and what supranational cooperation is

2. Compare and contrast forces that divide and unite countries in the European Union

3. Name and locate at least 5 European countries
Global Connections

- The E.U. has it's own government that is supranational. What does that mean?
- What are centripetal forces?
- What are centrifugal forces?

- Have all the countries in Europe worked together throughout history?
-What is the
Economic differences between E.U. members cause problems
- Wage issues
- Wealthy vs. poor E.U. countries
vs. unstable economies

What economic forces unite the E.U.?
- common approaches to solving problems
- European citizenship over citizenship of home countries
- Voting in elections and citizenship in all member countries
How does the E.U. government work?
- Giving up power to be a member
- Growing size of the E.U.
- Citizenship in the E.U. is questionable for some
- Common symbols
- National anthem
- Europe day
- Communication barriers
- Competition/ rivalry between countries
- Cultural traditions conflict
- The E.U. is the best example of supranational cooperation in the world today

- It works because members are willing to give up some of their power

- HOWEVER, some want a continued E.U., others believe it should be erased completely
Ticket out of the Door
Ch. 14 L1
1. Give an example of a centripetal force in the E.U.

2. Give an example of a centrifugal force in the E.U.

3. Where is the E.U. government and how does it work?
- Having power beyond or above governmental boundaries
- All countries are separate, but they share the same
goals and work together
No! - World War I: 1914-191 and World War II: 1939-1945
- Forces that unite people

- Forces that divide people
- European Economic Community
- A.k.a Common Market: Economic success for all
- elimination of tariffs
- Common currency made in 2002:
- Countries have joined to create a
trade bloc (a group of countries that trade freely together)

What economic forces divide the E.U.?
What political forces unite the E.U.?
What political forces divide the E.U.?
Parliament: 700 members elected by citizens of E.U. countries- Make decisions on issues shared by all
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