Geography - EUROPEAN UNION

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  • Created on: 17-10-18 15:53
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  • EUROPE
    • Historical steps
      • 2016 - Brexit
        • The withdrawal of Uk from the EU.
      • 2007 - Treaty or Lisbon
        • Ammends the treaties that form the constitutional basis of the EU.
      • 1992 - Maastricht treaty
        • Established the EU + gave the parliament more say.
      • 1957 - Treaty of Rome
        • EEC and EURATON.
          • European Economic Community
      • 1951 - Treaty of Paris
        • Established the ECSC - BeNeLux + France + Italy+ west Germany.
          • European Coal and Steel Community
      • 1982 - The single European Act
        • Establisment  of a common market.
          • 1992
    • Institutions
      • Council of the EU
        • Represents the governments - Made of the ministers - Decides on laws and policies
      • European Council
        • Made of the prime ministers and presidents of the EU - Sets the EU main priorities and policy directions
      • European commission
        • 27 Members and 1 president - Represent the interest of Europe - each member has its specific area.
      • Court of Justice of the EU
        • It ensures that  EU legislation is interpreted and applied the same ways in each EU country
      • European Parliament
        • Represents the voice of the citizens - Decides on EU laws - MEPs elected by people - total of 751 MEPs
    • Enlargements
      • 1992- Austria + Finland + Sweden
      • 1973 -  UK + Denmark + Ireland
      • 2004 - Czech rep. + Estonia + Hungary + Latvia + Lithuania + Malta + Poland + Slovakia + SLovania
      • 1981 - Greece
      • 2013 - Croatia
      • 1986 - Spain + Portugal
      • 2007 - Romania + Bulgaia
    • Benefits of the EU
      • Free movement of goods, services and capital.
        • Greater competition = lower price + wider choice of products
      • Free movement of people
        • Schengen area.
        • Study, train and work anywhere.
      • Healthcare throughout EU
        • Medical assistance
        • Food safety standards

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