The European Union 2009

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The European Union 2009

  1. 1. THE<br />EUROPEAN<br />UNION<br />= A unique economic and political partnership between 27 democratic European countries.<br />
  2. 2. The European flag<br />The European anthem<br />“Ode to Joy” from<br />“The Ninth Symphony” <br />by Ludwig van Beethoven<br />(Poem: Friedrich von Schiller)<br />The Symbols of the EU<br />Motto<br />Europe Day<br />9th May<br />United in diversity<br />
  3. 3. MOTTO :<br />(EN) United in diversity<br />(RO) Unită în diversitate<br />(BG) Обединен в многообразието<br />(DA) Forenet i mangfoldighed<br />(ET) Ühinenudmitmekesisuses<br />(ES) Unida en la diversidad<br />(GA) Aontaithesanéagsúlacht<br />(LV) Vienotadažādībā<br />(HU) Egység a sokféleségben<br />(PL) Zjednoczona w różnorodności<br />(SK) Zjednotení v rozmanitosti<br />(FI) Moninaisuudessaanyhtenäinen<br />(CS) Jednotná v rozmanitosti<br />(DE) In Vielfaltgeeint<br />(EL) Eνωμένη στην πολυμορφία<br />(FR) Unie dans la diversité<br />(IT) Unita nelladiversità<br />(LT) Suvienijusiįvairovę<br />(NL) In verscheidenheidverenigd<br />(PT) Unida na diversidade<br />(SL) Združena v raznolikosti<br />(SV) Förenade i mångfalden<br />
  4. 4. 19. NETHERLANDS<br />1. AUSTRIA<br />10. GERMANY<br />2. BELGIUM<br />11. GREECE<br />20. POLAND<br />3. BULGARIA<br />12. HUNGARY<br />21. PORTUGAL<br />4. CYPRUS<br />13. IRELAND<br />22. ROMANIA<br />14. ITALY<br />5. CZECH REPUBLIC<br />23. SLOVAKIA<br />MemberStates<br />(27)<br />24. SLOVENIA<br />6. DENMARK<br />15. LATVIA<br />25. SPAIN<br />7. ESTONIA<br />16. LITHUANIA<br />26. SWEDEN<br />8. FINLAND<br />17. LUXEMBOURG<br />18. MALTA<br /> 27. UNITED KINGDOM<br />9. FRANCE<br />
  5. 5. Austria<br />Year of EU entry: 1995 <br />Political system: Federal republic <br />Capital city: Vienna <br />Total area: 83 870 km² <br />Population: 8.3 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language: German<br />The Belvedere Palace, Vienna<br />Hohensalzburg Fort, Salzburg<br />Hofburg Palace, Vienna<br />http://www.austria.gv.at<br />http://www.austria.info<br />
  6. 6. Belgium<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Brussels <br />Total area: 30 528 km² <br />Population: 10.7 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU languages: German, French, Dutch<br />Belgian beerandmussels<br />http://www.belgium.be<br />http://www.opt.be<br />http://www.visitflanders.com<br />Atomium, Brussels<br />City Hall, Brussels<br />
  7. 7. Bulgaria<br />Year of EU entry: 2007 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Sofia <br />Total area: 111 910 km² <br />Population: 7.6 million <br />Currency:lev<br />Official EU language:Bulgarian<br />Rila monastery<br />St Sofia Statue, Sofia<br />http://www.government.bg<br />http://www.bulgariatravel.org<br />Queen Mary’s Palace, Balchik<br />
  8. 8. Cyprus<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Nicosia <br />Total area: 9 250 km² <br />Population: 0.8 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU languages:Greek, English<br />The 4th centuryStavrovounimonastery<br />The Temple of Aphrodites, Paphos<br />The Presidential Palace, Nicosia<br />http://www.cyprus.gov.cy<br />http://www.visitcyprus.com<br />
  9. 9. Czech Republic<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Prague <br />Total area: 78 866 km² <br />Population: 10.3 million <br />Currency: Czech koruna <br />Official EU language:Czech<br />Municipal House, Prague<br />The Church of Our Lady of Týn, Prague <br />Bridges over the Vltava, Prague<br />http://portal.gov.cz<br />http://www.czechtourism.com<br />
  10. 10. Denmark<br />Year of EU entry: 1973 <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Copenhagen <br />Total area: 43 094 km² <br />Population: 5.4 million <br />Currency: Danish krone<br />Official EU language: Danish<br />Denmark Castle<br />Copenhagen New Port<br />Copenhagen’sLittleMermaid<br />http://www.denmark.dk<br />http://www.visitdenmark.com<br />
  11. 11. Estonia<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Tallinn <br />Total area: 45 000 km² <br />Population: 1.4 million <br />Currency: Estonian kroon<br />Official EU language:Estonian<br />Winter in Tallinn<br />Ice in Estonia<br />Tallinn<br />https://www.eesti.ee<br />http://www.visitestonia.com<br />
  12. 12. Finland<br />Year of EU entry: 1995 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Helsinki <br />Total area: 338 000 km² <br />Population: 5.3 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU languages: Finnish, Swedish<br />The Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki<br />One of Finland’s many thousandlakes<br />http://finland.fi<br />http://www.visitfinland.com<br />Santa Claus’ Village, Rovaniemi<br />
  13. 13. France<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Paris <br />Total area: 550 000 km² <br />Population: 63.7 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language: French<br />The Harbour, Nice <br />Sacré Coeur, Paris<br />http://www.service-public.fr<br />http://www.franceguide.com<br />The Eiffel Tower, Paris<br />
  14. 14. Germany<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Federal republic <br />Capital city: Berlin <br />Total area: 356 854 km² <br />Population: 82.5 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language: German<br />Marienplatz,<br />Munich<br />Brandenburg Gate,<br />Berlin<br />Dom Cathedral,<br />Cologne<br />http://www.bundesregierung.de<br />http://www.germany-tourism.de<br />
  15. 15. Greece<br />Year of EU entry: 1981 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Athens <br />Total area: 131 957 km² <br />Population: 11.2 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language: Greek<br />The Acropolis, Athens<br />Santorini Island<br />http://www.mfa.gr<br />http://www.gnto.gr<br /> Mikonos Island<br />
  16. 16. Hungary<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Budapest <br />Total area: 93 000 km² <br />Population: 10.1 million <br />Currency: forint <br />Official EU language: Hungarian<br />Freedom Bridge, Budapest<br />Lake Balaton<br />http://www.magyarorszag.hu<br />http://www.hungary.com<br />Parliament Building, Budapest <br />
  17. 17. Ireland<br />Year of EU entry: 1973 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Dublin <br />Total area: 70 000 km² <br />Population: 4 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU languages: English, Irish<br />LeinsterHouse, Dublin<br />Cliffs of Moher, <br /> Co. Clare<br />http://www.gov.ie<br />http://www.tourismireland.com<br />Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary<br />
  18. 18. Italy<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Rome <br />Total area: 301 263 km² <br />Population: 57.3 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Italian<br />The Colosseum, Rome<br />The Milan Cathedral<br />http://www.italia.gov.it<br />http://www.enit.it<br />Doges&apos; Palace, Venice<br />
  19. 19. Latvia<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Riga <br />Total area: 65 000 km² <br />Population: 2.3 million <br />Currency:lats<br />Official EU language :Latvian<br />University of Latvia, Riga<br />St. Nicholas&apos;s Cathedral, Karosta<br />Riga – old town<br />http://www.am.gov.lv<br />http://www.latviatourism.lv<br />
  20. 20. Lithuania<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Vilnius <br />Total area: 65 000 km² <br />Population: 3.4 million <br />Currency:litas<br />Official EU language: Lithuanian<br />Amber jewellery from Lithuania<br />Vilnius Cathedral<br />IslandCastle, Trakai<br />http://www.lrv.lt<br />http://www.travel.lt<br />
  21. 21. Luxembourg<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Luxembourg <br />Total area: 2 586 km² <br />Population: 0.5 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:  French, German<br />Fort Thüngen<br />Le Marché-aux-Herbes<br />Luxembourg <br />http://www.gouvernement.lu<br />http://www.ont.lu<br />
  22. 22. Malta<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Valletta <br />Total area: 316 km² <br />Population: 0.4 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU languages:Maltese, English<br />St. Paul&apos;sCathedral, Mdina<br />GgantijaTemples<br />Valletta<br />http://www.gov.mt<br />http://www.visitmalta.com<br />
  23. 23. Netherlands<br />Year of EU entry: Founding member <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Amsterdam <br />Total area: 41 526 km² <br />Population: 16.4 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Dutch<br />18th century windmills <br />Dutch clogsfromKeukenhof<br />Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam<br />http://www.postbus51.nl<br />http://us.holland.com<br />
  24. 24. Poland<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Warsaw <br />Total area: 312 679 km² <br />Population: 38.1 million <br />Currency: Zloty <br />Official EU language:Polish<br />Royal Castle Square, Warsaw<br />St. Mary&apos;sBasilica, Cracow<br />http://www.poland.gov.pl<br />http://www.poland.travel<br />Neptune&apos;sFountain, Gdansk<br />
  25. 25. Portugal<br />Year of EU entry: 1986 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Lisbon <br />Total area: 92 072 km² <br />Population: 10.4 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Portuguese<br />Belem Tower, Lisbon<br />The Roman Temple of Diana, Évora<br />The Castle of Guimarães, Guimarães<br />http://www.portugal.gov.pt<br />http://www.visitportugal.com<br />
  26. 26. Romania<br />Year of EU entry: 2007 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Bucharest <br />Total area: 237 500 km² <br />Population: 21.5 million <br />Currency: Romanian leu<br />Official EU language:Romanian<br />Romanian Athenaeum<br />Bucharest<br />Bran Castle<br />Royal Court, Târgoviște<br />http://www.gov.ro/main/index/l/2<br />http://www.romaniatourism.com<br />
  27. 27. Slovakia<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Bratislava <br />Total area: 48 845 km² <br />Population: 5.4 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Slovak<br />Apollo’s Bridge, Bratislava<br />Spirit Hotel, Bratislava <br />http://www.government.gov.sk<br />http://www.slovakia.travel<br />Slavia House, Kosice<br />
  28. 28. Slovenia<br />Year of EU entry: 2004 <br />Political system: Republic <br />Capital city: Ljubljana <br />Total area: 20 273 km² <br />Population: 2 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Slovenian<br />The Triple Bridge, Ljubljana<br />Maribor<br />http://www.slovenia.si<br />http://www.slovenia.info<br />The village of Bled<br />
  29. 29. Spain<br />Year of EU entry: 1986 <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Madrid <br />Total area: 504 782 km² <br />Population: 45.3 million <br />Currency: euro <br />Official EU language:Spanish<br />Santa Eulalia<br />Cathedral, Barcelona<br />Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid<br />Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, Valencia <br />http://www.la-moncloa.es<br />http://www.spain.info<br />
  30. 30. Sweden<br />Year of EU entry: 1995 <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: Stockholm <br />Total area: 449 964 km² <br />Population: 9.2 million <br />Currency:krona<br />Official EU language:Swedish<br />TurningTorso, Malmö <br />Riddarholmen, Stockholm<br />http://www.sweden.se<br />http://www.visitsweden.com<br />Church in Kiruna<br />
  31. 31. United Kingdom<br />Year of EU entry: 1973 <br />Political system: Constitutional monarchy <br />Capital city: London <br />Total area: 244 820 km² <br />Population: 60.4 million <br />Currency: pound sterling <br />Official EU language:English<br />St. David&apos;s Cathedral , Pembrokeshire, Wales.<br />The Houses of Parliament, London, England<br />Donaghadee Harbour, NorthernIreland<br />Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland<br />http://www.direct.gov.uk<br />http://www.visitbritain.co.uk<br />
  32. 32. EUROPEAN UNION<br />

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