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SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
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SPAIN: OUR WAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

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OWTF 2012-2014.

OWTF 2012-2014.

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  • 1. Spain: Our way to the European Union
  • 2. Creating the UE -1951, six European countries*→ European Coal and Steel Community -1957→signed the Treaty of Rome→ European Economic Community (Common Market) *Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Luxemburg
  • 3. Countries joining the UE -1973→UK, Denmark and Ireland -1981→Greece -1986→Portugal and Spain (end of dictatorship)= “European of the Twelve” -1995→Austria, Sweden and Finland -2004→Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta -2007→Romania -2013→Croatia
  • 4. Spain in the UE -It was not easy due to the economical and political conditions (it took 20 years) -February 9th 1962, Franco’s Government requested the admission of Spain in the European Economic Community. -Spain had to fulfill some strict conditions: the country had to have a Democratic system of government. -EEC’s countries rejected the suggestion→dictatorship since 1939. -Only possible to sign trade agreements: elimination of Spanish tariffs.
  • 5. Spain in the UE (i) -Franco’s regime finished→Adolfo Suarez requested for the second time the incoporation on July 26th 1977. -It was approved by the commission -Economic problems: Spanish economic structure clashed (agriculture and fishing) and there were internal problems in the country. -Spain had to meet several requirements fot the addition
  • 6. Spain in the UE (ii) -On January 1st 1986 Spain became a full member of the EEC together with Portugal. -Since its entrance, Spain has supported all steps taken in the creation of the European common identity. -Spain provides his knowledge of an old nation and his enthusiasm of a young town with the conviction that a future of unity is the only possible.
  • 7. Consequences of the entry of Spain to the EU The entry of Spain to the EU meant a positive change after the Civil War Since 1991 Spain wanted to fulfill the criteria for inflation, interest rates, public debt and government spending agreed at the treaty: that is to say the convergence with Europe. In 1998 Spain entered to the Monetary Union and adopted the euro.

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