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Estonia and the European Union NGO Eurohouse Europe Direct Kuressaare inforelay 10A Tallinna str., 93813 Kuressaare Phone and fax: +372 453 9008 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founding of the EU Goals: To create political union with common structure To create forms of the economical cooperation Founders: Belgium The Netherlands Luxembourg Italy France The Federal Republic of Germany
Enlargement There has been five enlargements in the EU. Every enlargement brings along changes. EU has always had to adjust its’ policies, financing principles and activities to prepare itself for new members.
Enlargement 1952-1973 Goals: To set up common market – free movement of the products, services, humans and capital; Closer integration and enlargement of the European Union; To hurry up the integration and political cooperation; To induct new timetable for creating economical and financial union; Common economical-, commercial- and transport policies.
Enlargement 1952-1973 Joining countries: Ireland Denmark The United Kingdom
Enlargement 1974 - 1981 Goals: To create European Regional Development Fund; To even up employment, living and working conditions; To put in use the European passport; To create common fishing policy. Joining countries: Creek
Enlargement 1982 -1986 Goals: To reform institutions; To start integration according to the Common European act. Joining countries: Spain Portugal
Enlargement 1987 - 1995 Goals: To reform EU structure funds; To create economical and monetary union in three steps, to put in use common money and to even up economical policies of the EU member countries; To lose border control between member countries.
Enlargement 1987 - 1995 Joining countries: Austria Finland Sweden
Enlargement 1996 - 2004 Goals: To make union’s institutions more efficient; To make decision making process more effective;
Enlargement 1996 - 2004 Joining countries: Estonia Cyprus Poland Slovenia Czech Republic Hungary Malta Latvia Lithuania Slovakia
EU institutions European Parliament; Council of the European Union; European Commission; European Court; European Data Protection Supervisor.
EU common money The euro is the currency of twelve European Union countries, stretching from the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle (namely Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland).
EU common money The euro symbol was designed by the Commission services. The final choice from among several proposed designs was made following a qualitative assessment by the general public conducted by a specialised organisation. The € is inspired by the Greek epsilon pointing back to the cradle of European civilisation and the first letter of Europe, crossed by two parallel lines to indicate the stability of the euro.
The symbols of the EU The European flag The European anthem – the melody comes from the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven. When used as the European anthem, it has no words. Motto of the EU – United in Diversity Common money euro € Europe Day, 9 May