12 stars symbolize the ideas of unity, solidarity and harmony among E.U. Countries United in Diversity
Overall Population: 495 million Currency: Euro EUROPEAN CENTERAL BANK located in FRANKFURT which is used by 332 million Europeans
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20% of Global Exports and Imports. The European Union is the Biggest Exporter and Second Biggest Importer in the World!
Employment has fallen in the Primary and Secondary sector while more are now involved in the Service sector Unemployment rate has increased to 7.5% in the E.U since the recent economic crisis
¾ of all goods and passengers in the EU are now transported by road. Railways and inland waterways rivers and canals) only account for a small percentage of goods and passenger traffic in the EU.
E.U was founded in 1945 by 11 men all of different nationalities. 1945 - 1959: Peaceful Europe 1960 – 1969: Economic Growth 1970 – 1979: A Growing Community 1980 – 1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1990 – 1999: A Europe without frontiers 2000 – 2009: Further Expansions of E.U 2010 – today: A decade of opportunities and challenges
Sport is mainly the responsibility of an individual member states or other international organizations rather than that of the EU.