The European Union A project about the European Union. Laura and Simon
What is the E.U?
The E.U is a group of countries whose governments work together. It’s a bit like a club, to join you have to agree to follow the rules and in return you get certain benefits. Each country has to pay money to be a member. This is mostly done through taxes. The E.U uses the money to change the way people live and do business in Europe. Countries join because they think that they will benefit from the changes that the E.U makes.
Its almost like a club, expect countries join to make Europe better.
Who’s in the E.U?
These are the 25 Countries in the E.U with the dates they joined.
Belgium 1957 Finland 1995
France 1957 Sweden 1995
Netherlands 1957 Hungary 2004
Germany 1957 Poland 2004
Italy 1957 Czech Republic 2004
Luxembourg 1957 Slovak Republic 2004
Denmark 1973 Estonia 2004
Ireland 1973 Slovenia 2004
UK 1973 Latvia 2004
Greece 1981 Lithuania 2004
Portugal 1986 Malta 2004
Spain 1986 Cyprus 2004
Who’s Joining the E.U?
Bulgaria and Romania have recently joined since the new year
History about the E.U?
The History of the flag goes back to 1955, at that time, the European union of existed only in the form of coal and steel.
The circle in the flag is a sign/symbol of unity so the flag was born representing the ideal unity of the people in Europe. The E.U didn’t finally adopt the flag until 1985 by all major E.U heads of states
The E.U - Finland
Finland joined the EU in 1994
Since then its been getting better and better!
Finland also donates money to causes, The country donated 1.6 million euros for humanitarian aid in Iraq!
History about FINLAND In 1994 the USSR vanquished Finland made the Finns fight against Germany, which was occupying Northern Finland. The war left a large amount of Finland ruined
Finlands governments recognized that their independence hinged on the avoidance of any anti-soviet activity. But the country was able to maintain freedom and an excellent economic base in the shadow of communism! When the soviet union collapsed Finland suffered too with recession and unemployment
Germany joined the E.U in 1957, since then its changed so much its not that recognisable!
History about Germany
Beer steins are big drinks of beer, there are festivals all over the world and across Germany.
History about Germany - Hitler
Hitler was a solider in the first world war, he won an iron cross for bravery. He got power in the government in 1920 and fell in 1945 after he shot himself. He also caused World War II
We used these internet sites and books to help us.
www.bbc.co.uk – Newsround.
‘ Finland’ book – Library.
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