Presentation on theme: "The European Union Notes c"— Presentation transcript:
1 The European Union Notes c The European Union Notes c. Analyze the importance of Europe’s coastal location, climatic characteristics, and river systems regarding population, economic development, and world influence.
2 There are currently 27 member nations in the EU Quick FactsThe EU is a confederation in Europe that allows the individual countries to retain their own governments while cooperating on other issues.There are currently 27 member nations in the EUThe EU was primarily a western European organization prior to 1989 because of communism in the Soviet Union.The EU often tries to work together when dealing with world affairs.
3 How many member nations are currently in the EU? FMultiple ChoiceiRespond QuestionHow many member nations are currently in the EU?A.) 20B.) 14C.) 27D.) 35E.)
4 Enlargement: from six to 27 countries 19521973198119861990199520042007
5 FMultiple ChoiceiRespond QuestionWhich one of these countries has always been part of the European Union?A.) SwedenB.) SpainC.) ItalyD.) GreeceE.)
7 Why do you think there were a lot of new members joining after 1992? Multiple ChoiceiRespond QuestionWhy do you think there were a lot of new members joining after 1992?A.) The United States told them toB.) The original members finally extended an invitationC.) The United Nations became involvedD.) The Soviet Union had broken up, ending CommunismE.)
8 Current EU InfoThe Lisbon Treaty=most recent treatyThe intention of this treaty is to make the EU:More efficientMore democraticMore transparentMore united on the world stageMore secureChallenges facing the EU nowGlobalizationDemographicsClimate change
9 Benefit 1: The Euro Can be used everywhere in the euro area 4Coins: one side with national symbols, one side common4Notes: no national sideEU countries using the euro EU countries not using the euro
10 The Euro is F Multiple Choice iRespond Question A.) the official language of EuropeB.) a form of money used in the EUC.) the name of the parliament in the EUD.) a term that has to do with the population of EuropeE.)
12 FMultiple ResponseiRespond QuestionHow has a single market economy been beneficial to the EU? (Hint: there are 2 answers)A.) Creation of jobsB.) Increase in pricesC.) Increase in internet usageD.) Allowed more freedom of movementE.) Decline in economic growth
17 FMultiple ResponseiRespond QuestionWhich one of these shows ways the EU has tried to improve the environment? (Hint: choose 2 answers)A.) Shut down all nuclear plantsB.) Invent new hydroelectric carsC.) Improve water qualityD.) Put health warnings on super fatty foodsE.) Created strict food safety rules