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  1. 1. ECSC flag
  2. 2. The anthem has no official lyrics because of themany languages that are spoken in the EU.Click tolisten!
  3. 3. As you can see here, in the north part there are cold climates In the south, mediterranean climate In the center, continental climate In the west, atlantic climate In the east, climates are warmer
  4. 4.  In EU geography: The shout and the most part of the west is full ofmountains, specially in Spain and Ireland. In the north, we can see some mountains inScandinava, near the coast. The centre and the east are plane areas, likeRussia and the centre down land.
  5. 5.  The acid rain, the thinning of the ozone layer, airquality,noise pollution, waste and water pollutionare the main problems in EU. But now, they´vegot the most enviromental progress policy of anystate. The Water Framework Directive is anexample of a water policy, aiming for rivers,lakes, ground and coastal waters to be of "goodquality". The Birds Directive is a piece ofEuropean Union legislation for protection ofbiodiversity and natural habitats. Theseprotections however only directly cover animalsand plants; micro-organisms have no protectionunder European Union law.
  6. 6.  EU population It´s a lot of people for 27countries, lots of culture, tourism … The most part of the population is in westEurope, the richest countries. In the next map you can see how manypopulation in square kms lives and then, seethe table of people!
  7. 7.  The reddest is the colour, the biggest is the population.
  8. 8.  The most famous national parks in EU are e.g.Mount Ethna in Italy or Holland in spring time. Another very visited national park is , in inSlovenia, The only national park in Sloveniaprotects the last area of original alpine nature.Its international significance is confirmed by theEuropean Diploma of the Council of Europe,listing as a Natura 2000 site and in particular,UNESCO’s decision to include the park in theinternational network of biosphere reserves.
  9. 9.  Mount Etna, is an active stratovolcano on theeast coast of Sicily, closeto Messina and Catania. It lies above theconvergent plate margin between the AfricanPlate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallestactive volcano in Europe, currently standing3,329 m high, though this varies with summiteruptions.
  10. 10.  One view of the present boundaries of EasternEurope came into being during the final stagesof World War II. The area eventually came toencompass all the European countries whichwere under Soviet influence. These countrieshad communist governments. A competing viewexcludes from the definition of Eastern Europestates that are historically and culturally different,constituting part of the so-called Western world.This usually refers to Central Europe andthe Baltic states which have significantly differentpolitical, religious, cultural, and economichistories from their eastern neighbors
  11. 11.  It´s a geographycal region situed in the west partof the Europe. The name measn cultural andpolitic terms, it can puede make reference to nocomunists countrys during the cold war. Also, theterm means geographic, economic and culturalthings. Sincd the end of the Second WorldWar, the term was used for meaning theMEDs and the high ingresos of Western Europe,caracterized for having a democratic system,mixed economies and the aliance between theUSA.
  12. 12. Rodríguez, C., “O proceso de toma dedecisións na UE”, EGAP, Santiago deCompostela, 2009.López Viso, M., “El sistema institucional de laUE”, Universidade de Vigo, 2009.
  13. 13.  Information: Images: