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The European Union. Name the flag TASK: Using a blank map: Label the countries & use a colored key to show which year they joined. Treaty of Rome (1957)

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1 The European Union

2 Name the flag

3 TASK: Using a blank map: Label the countries & use a colored key to show which year they joined. Treaty of Rome (1957) original signatories: Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), France, Germany and Italy. Joined in January 1973: UK, Ireland (Eire) and Denmark Joined in January 1981: Greece Joined in January 1986: Spain and Portugal Joined in January 1995: Austria, Sweden and Finland (Norway held a referendum but the vote was 'No') 1st May 2004: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Hungary, Slovenia, Malta 1st January 2007: Romania, Bulgaria

4 Which countries & when joined?

5 GNI per capita is Gross National Income per person –It is worked out by working out all the money a country has made in a year divided by the number of people that live in the country

6 GNI in £ Austria18500 Lithuania3500 Belgium18000 Luxembourg32750 Bulgaria1750 Malta6750 Cyprus8250 Netherlands18250 Czech Republic5350 Poland3500 Denmark22500 Portugal8000 Estonia4500 Republic of Ireland20000 Finland18750 Romania1900 France17500 Slovakia4000 Germany17250 Slovenia8750 Greece9750 Spain12750 Hungary5000 Sweden20500 Italy15000 UK18750 Latvia3380

7 Questions What do you notice about the countries with a GNI of less than £10,000? –Where are they located (N S E or W of Europe?) –When did these countries join the EU Which country has the highest GNI? Which country has the lowest GNI? What is the GNI of the UK? What is the average GNI of a country in the EU? Do you think it is better to live in a country with high or low GNI? Why?

8 Finally… Something we eat that comes from…. –Denmark –Belgium –Sweden –France –Italy –Germany –Hungary???? 12033


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