How the EU works• The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries that together cover much of the continent.• It was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and
• The EU motto• "United in diversity" is the motto of the European Union.• It signifies how Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continents many different cultures, traditions and languages.• The European Flag• Th e Eu r o p e a n f l a g i s t h e s y mb o l n o t o n l y o f t h e Eu r o p e a n Un i o n b u t a l s o o f E u r o p e s u n i t y a n d i d e n t i t y i n a wi d e r s e n s e .• Th e Eu r o p e a n f l a g c o n s i s t s o f 12 g o l d e n s t a r s i n a c i r c l e o n a b l u e b a c k g r o u n d . Th e s t a r s s y mb o l i s e t h e i d e a l s o f
• Countries• This section provides general information and basic facts and figures on all European countries. They are divided into 27 EU member countries, 6 countries which have applied for EU membership (candidate countries and potential candidate countries) and other countries.• You will find basic information on the country’s political system, history, economy, geography
My life in the European Union Work permits• Work permits are never required for self- employed people in the EU.• If you are planning to look for work in a country that still has restrictions on access to its labour market, it is worth finding out what the procedures are there before applying for a work permit or to have your unemployment benefits paid there.• There may also be restrictions on transferring your unemployment benefits there.• You are advised to contact the public employment service in the country where you are going.• If you need additional information you can contact a European employment adviser.
School systems in the EU• If you are moving to a new EU country with school-age children, be aware that the school system in your new home country may be very different from what you are used to.• In some countries, for example, children are separated very early into academic or vocational streams.• The Owens family were moving from Wales to France with their children aged 9, 12 and 17. Their eldest was one year into her A levels – the UK school-leaving qualification, for which students typically take 3 subjects over two years.• On finding that the French school-leaving qualification varied greatly from A levels – typically involving exams in twelve subjects – the Owens felt it was best for their eldest child to continue with A levels (in an international school near their new home town in France) while they enrolled the two youngest in the local French school.
The six founding countries of the European Union• Founding countries of the EU are:• -Belgium - France -Germany - Italy - Luxembourg - The Netherlands• EU includes the following institutions: European Parliament representing EU citizens and is directly elected by them Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers), representing each Member State European Commission, which represents the general interests of the EU Court of Justice, which takes care of compliance with European laws European Court of Auditors checks the financing of EU activities
What is the European Union symbol?• EU symbols refer to the flag, the anthem, the motto and its currency, according to Article IV-1 of the draft European constitution. According to the constitution (not yet in force) Union flag is a circle of twelve stars on a blue background, the anthem is extracted from Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven, the motto is Unity in Diversity (current motto is Unity in diversity), and its currency is the euro.
• Finalize the European Union was made by ratification by all member countries of the European Community Treaty of Maastricht (Netherlands), on February 7, 1992. As president of the Convention on the Future of Europe, former French President Valéry Giscard dEstaing proposed
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