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The European Union Notes c. Analyze the importance of Europes coastal location, climatic characteristics, and river systems regarding population, economic development, and world influence.
Quick Facts The 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 EU The 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.
How many member nations are currently in the EU? A.) 20 B.) 14 C.) 27 D.) 35
Enlargement: from six to 27 countries
Which one of these countries has always been part of the European Union? A.) Sweden B.) Spain C.) Italy D.) Greece
Why do you think there were a lot of new members joining after 1992? A.) The United States told them to B.) The original members finally extended an invitation C.) The United Nations became involved D.) The Soviet Union had broken up, ending Communism
Current EU Info The Lisbon Treaty=most recent treaty The intention of this treaty is to make the EU: More efficient More democratic More transparent More united on the world stage More secure Challenges facing the EU now Globalization Demographics Climate change
Benefit 1: The Euro EU countries using the euro EU countries not using the euro Can be used everywhere in the euro area Coins: one side with national symbols, one side common Notes: no national side
The Euro is A.) the official language of Europe B.) a form of money used in the EU C.) the name of the parliament in the EU D.) a term that has to do with the population of Europe
How has a single market economy been beneficial to the EU? (Hint: there are 2 answers) A.) Creation of jobs B.) Increase in prices C.) Increase in internet usage D.) Allowed more freedom of movement E.) Decline in economic growth
Which one of these shows ways the EU has tried to improve the environment? (Hint: choose 2 answers) A.) Shut down all nuclear plants B.) Invent new hydroelectric cars C.) Improve water quality D.) Put health warnings on super fatty foods E.) Created strict food safety rules