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Rankin - European Union

quick notes and a timeline of history of the EU

Taylor Rankin

on 12 April 2017

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Transcript of Rankin - European Union

The European Union Together, these countries represent an economic power equal to the US.
(27 countries total) Formed to coordinate policy on:
• Economics
• Defense
• Justice and home affairs Supranationalism – political, economic, and/or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives. Common market – a trade group that has common policies on tariffs and freedom of movement of people and goods across its boundaries. Timeline 1950 – Idea forms for common market for coal and steel in France Candidates: Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey 2007 – Bulgaria, Romania join 2004 – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia join 2002 – Euro is introduced to 12 member states 1995 – Austria, Finland, Sweden join 1992 – Renamed to EU after Maastrict Treaty 1986 – Spain and Portugal join 1981 – Greece joins 1973 – UK, Ireland, Denmark join 1957 – EEC is formed (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) The US has Federalism; The EU has supranationalism. Why do countries want to join the EU?
to become more developed
for economic protection
to have more economic power
to bring in workers
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