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The EU

general/structure/history/achievements/today's projects/aims/members(hip)
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Lisa Marie

on 29 September 2016

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Transcript of The EU

The EU
Identification
History & Achievements
What characterizes the EU?
Structure
Promote economic and social progress
representing harmony
United in diversity
hymn
'Ode to Joy'
from Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th
the currency
The EU
1950
1st Foundation
Treaty of Rome
1957
1958
establishing the European Economic Community
Foundation of the European Parliament
1985
1973
1981
1986
Schengen Agreement
stepwise reduction of border controls
Great Britain and Ireland haven't agreed yet
Iceland, Norway, Switzerland & Liechtenstein have agreed
even though they are not member of the EU
1993
Maastricht Treaty
"2nd Foundation"
time schedule for the Euro is set
1995
1999
Introduction of the Euro
2002
as a non-physical currency
coins & euro notes are introduced
12 of the 15 member states join the 'euro group'
except for Denmark, Great Britain & Sweden
Treaty of Nice
2003
preparation for the expansion to the East
Charta of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Hungary
Slovakia
Malta
Cyprus
2004
Romania
Bulgaria
2007
Expansion of the Schengen Area
no border controls around Germany anymore
2008:
2008:
2009:
Treaty of Lisbon
constitutional basis
the Czech Republic completed the process
of ratification as the last country
2009
2011
2011:
Croatia
won the Nobel Peace Prize
2012
Current projects
Mali crisis
-> military trainers
Haiti
humanitarian aid
(Youth) unemployment
Find an agreement upon the next EU financial framework
Joining
Speak for the European Union and the international scene
Aims
Maintain and build on established EU law
climate change
increasing prevalence of chronic diseases
material poverty
Introduce
European Citizenship
Develop Europe as an area of security, freedom & justice
United in diversity
Copenhagen Criteria
stable institutions guaranteeing
Application
democracy
human rights
respect & protection of minorities
functioning market economy
ability to compete
adhering to the aims of a
political, economic & monetary union
Council
Commission
by Tanja Bertenburg,
Lisa Gotzian & Jana Niedert

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