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Transcript of The EU
History & Achievements
What characterizes the EU?
Promote economic and social progress
United in diversity
'Ode to Joy'
from Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th
Treaty of Rome
establishing the European Economic Community
Foundation of the European Parliament
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
time schedule for the Euro is set
Introduction of the Euro
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
preparation for the expansion to the East
Charta of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Expansion of the Schengen Area
no border controls around Germany anymore
Treaty of Lisbon
the Czech Republic completed the process
of ratification as the last country
won the Nobel Peace Prize
-> military trainers
Find an agreement upon the next EU financial framework
Speak for the European Union and the international scene
Maintain and build on established EU law
increasing prevalence of chronic diseases
Develop Europe as an area of security, freedom & justice
United in diversity
stable institutions guaranteeing
respect & protection of minorities
functioning market economy
ability to compete
adhering to the aims of a
political, economic & monetary union
by Tanja Bertenburg,
Lisa Gotzian & Jana Niedert