Presentation on theme: "European Union European Union. European Coal and Steel Community 1952: began with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, establishing the European Coal and."— Presentation transcript:
European Union European Union
European Coal and Steel Community 1952: began with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, to regulate industry & commerce
Goals of the EC n improve Europes economy n To form a single market n other goals were developed: n Environmental movements n Regulatory acts n Human rights concerns.
THE EUROPEAN UNION 1992: the Maastricht Treaty rechartered the EC as the European Union.
Principal Objectives n European Citizenship n Ensure freedom, security, and justice n economic and social progress n Assert Europes role in the world
Parliament DO YO WORK! –Legislate laws –Budget authority –Supervision of Commission
Council of the EU n Main decision making body –Legislation & budgetary policies –Economic policies –International agreements
European Commission n executive body n Drafts and Implements legislation –treaties –Represents EU internationally
Court of Justice n disputes involving Member States, EU institutions, and businesses
CURRENT EU ISSUES 1.Enlargement 2.The Euro 3. Multilingualism 4. Openness, Access and Transparency 5. Safety & security of Europe