From Turkey - The European UnionPresentation Transcript
EUROPEAN UNION 50 Years of Peace, Prosperity and Partnership
What is the EU ?
A “family” of 27 European countries
Shared values: liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.
Largest economic body in the world.
World’s most successful model for advancing peace and democracy.
What is the EU ?
A unique institution – Member States voluntarily cede national sovereignty in many areas to carry out common policies and governance.
Not a super-state to replace existing states, nor just an organization for international cooperation.
World’s most open market for goods and commodities from developing countries.
The old dream of European brotherhood
From enemies to “Family”
From war to peace
Making war unthinkable among Europeans
Together managing main materials used in war:
coal and steel.
CAP – Common Agricultural Policy
Employment in agriculture
CFP – Common Fisheries Policy
Conservation of fish stocks
Aid to fishing industry to cope with changing circumstances
Monitor supply and demand for fish
Negotiate with non-EU members on fishing issues
Euro – monitor introduction and development
Tax Harmonisation – reduce differentials in tax regimes throughout the single market to aid competition and transparency
Single Market – free movement of goods, services, labour and capital between member states
T he euro was introduced in 1999
Created in 1957, the ESF is the European Union’s main tool for the development of human resources and the improvement of the workings of the labour market .
It supports measures to prevent and combat unemployment and to develop human resources , and aims to promote a high level of employment , equality between men and women, sustainable development and economic and social cohesion .
The ESF, like all Structural Funds, is decentralised in the Member States who are responsible for its implementation and use.
For the period 2000-2006, out of € 195 billion allocated to the structural funds, 60 billion ( 31% ) were allocated to the ESF.