The European Union – is a political and economic organization. 27 nations in Europe belong.
Regional Governments Each nation also has regional governments, like states in the U.S.
The Euro Nations use the eurocommon EU currency (money ) to simplify trade
Improved Trade To encourage trade EU did away with tariffs (fees paid to import & export goods) Lifted border controls so goods, services, people flow freely Gives poorer countries money to build businesses
Benefits The EU has raised the standard of living in Europe. The EU has raised the standard of living in Europe. People can now work in any EU nation People can now work in any EU nation The The Council of Europes Court of Human Rights protects citizens rights