3 1.23456789101112131415161718192021222324252627The Countries of the EU1.Finland2. France3. Denmark4. Germany5. Greece6. Ireland7. Italy8. Luxembourg9. Netherlands10. Austria11. Portugal12. Spain13. Belgium1411814. Sweden15. United Kingdom16. Cyprus (Greek part),17. the Czech Republic18. Estonia19. Hungary20. Latvia21. Lithuania22. Malta23. Poland24. Slovakia25. Slovenia.2032161592313417824101922527726111252216
4 What are the capital cities of all 28 countries?
5 Capital Cities of the EU Finland - HelsinkiFrance - ParisDenmark - CopenhagenGermany - BerlinGreece - AthensRepublic of Ireland - DublinItaly - RomeLuxembourg - LuxembourgNetherlands - AmsterdamAustria -ViennaPortugal - LisbonSpain - MadridBelgium - BrusselsSweden - Stockholm15. United Kingdom - London16. Cyprus (Greek part) - Nicosia17. Czech Republic - Prague18. Estonia - Tallinn19. Hungary - Budapest20. Latvia - Riga21. Lithuania - Vilnius22. Malta - Valletta23. Poland - Warsaw24. Slovakia -Bratislava25. Slovenia. – Lljubliana26. Bulgaria - SofiaRomania – BucharestCroatia
6 What is the European Union? – Task 1 1. The European Union is a group of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ whose_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ work together.To join you have to _ _ _ _ _ to follow the rules and in return you get certain benefits.Each country has to pay _ _ _ _ _ to be a _ _ _ _ _ _.They do this through paying _ _ _ _ _ .Countries _ _ _ _ because they think that they will benefit from the changes the _ _ makes.[Now make one sentence of your own up – include ‘UK’ in it.]countries governments member UKmoney taxes join spendEU agree live elephants
9 How the EU has grown: 1957 It started with six members. 1973 It expanded to 9 countries, this is when the UK joined.1981 Greece joined, so there were 10 members.1986 Spain and Portugal joined to make it 12 EU countries.1995 Three more countries joined making the current 15 members.2004 Ten more countries joined. Most of them are from Eastern Europe. There are now 25 members.Talks began about Turkey joining.2007 Two more countries joined bringing the total to 27Lastly 2013 – Croatia joins now there are 28
10 These are the 28 countries in the EU with the dates when they joined. Austria 1995Finland 1995Sweden 1995Hungary 2004Poland 2004Czech Republic 2004Slovak Republic 2004Slovenia 2004Estonia 2004Latvia 2004Lithuania 2004Malta 2004Cyprus 2004Belgium 1957 France 1957Netherlands 1957Germany 1957Italy 1957Luxembourg 1957The 28 nation European Union has over 500 million citizensDenmark 1973Ireland 1973UK 1973Greece 1981Bulgaria 2007Romania 2007CroatiaPortugal 1986Spain 1986
11 How do does a country join the EU? Countries have to prove certain things.They must show that they treat their people fairly, respect their human rights and allow them to vote in elections.They must show that their economies are properly run. That means the government is sensible about the amount of money it spends and does not interfere too much in the way people do business.Countries may also have to make changes to their laws so that they don't clash with the laws of the EU.