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Introduction
Countries in EU
Non-member countries
EU coins and bills
EU structure
Statistics
Concl...
Introduction
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member
states that are located primarily in ...
Introduction - Founders
Introduction
Introduction - Languages
European Union Countries
Members of European Union
Austria

Hungary

Belgium

Ireland

Bulgaria

Italy

Croatia

Latvia

C...
On the road to EU membership
Candidate Countries

Potential Candidates

Iceland

Albania

Montenegro

Bosnia and
Herzegovi...
EU coins and Bills
EU Presidents – Who does what?
The 3 main institutions of the EU are each headed by a president:

EU
Presidents

European
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European Commission President
European Commission president – José Manuel Barroso
Term: January 2010 - December 2014
Appoi...
European Council President
European Council president – Herman Van Rompuy
Term: June 2012 - November 2014
Appointed by: na...
European Parliament President
European Parliament president – Martin Schulz
Term: January 2012 - July 2014
Elected by: Mem...
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Vision
• Agreed in Europe 2020 Strategy:1. 75% of 20-64 year olds to be employed
2. 3% of EU’s GDP to be invested in resea...
Conclusion
The European Union is the strongest supranational organization
in the world
shared currency & financial managem...
European Union
European Union
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European Union

  1. 1. Contents • • • • • • • Introduction Countries in EU Non-member countries EU coins and bills EU structure Statistics Conclusion
  2. 2. Introduction The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Official Languages 24 languages Member states 28 states Largest City London Political centers Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasborg, London GDP (2013 est) GDP (Per Capita) $ 16.214 trillion $31, 948 Currency Euros Population (2012 est) 507,890,191
  3. 3. Introduction - Founders
  4. 4. Introduction
  5. 5. Introduction - Languages
  6. 6. European Union Countries Members of European Union Austria Hungary Belgium Ireland Bulgaria Italy Croatia Latvia Cyprus Lithuania Czech Republic Luxembourg Estonia Malta Finland Netherlands France Poland Germany Portugal Finland Romania Slovenia Sweden Slovakia UK Spain Denmark
  7. 7. On the road to EU membership Candidate Countries Potential Candidates Iceland Albania Montenegro Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia Kosovo The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Turkey
  8. 8. EU coins and Bills
  9. 9. EU Presidents – Who does what? The 3 main institutions of the EU are each headed by a president: EU Presidents European Commission president – José Manuel Barroso European Council president – Herman Van Rompuy European Parliament president – Martin Schulz
  10. 10. European Commission President European Commission president – José Manuel Barroso Term: January 2010 - December 2014 Appointed by: national leaders (heads of state or government of EU countries), with the approval of the European Parliament. Role: Gives political guidance to the Commission Calls and chairs meetings of the college of the Commissioners Leads the Commission's work in implementing EU policies Takes part in G8 meetings Contributes to major debates both in the European Parliament and between EU governments in the Council of the European Union
  11. 11. European Council President European Council president – Herman Van Rompuy Term: June 2012 - November 2014 Appointed by: national leaders (heads of state or government of EU countries). Role: Leads the European Council's work in setting the EU's general political direction and priorities – in cooperation with the Commission Promotes cohesion and consensus within the European Council Represents the EU externally on foreign and security issues
  12. 12. European Parliament President European Parliament president – Martin Schulz Term: January 2012 - July 2014 Elected by: Members of the European Parliament Role: Ensures parliamentary procedures are properly followed Oversees Parliament's various activities and committees Represents Parliament in all legal matters and in its international relations Gives final assent to the EU budget
  13. 13. Statistics
  14. 14. Statistics
  15. 15. Statistics
  16. 16. Statistics
  17. 17. Statistics
  18. 18. Vision • Agreed in Europe 2020 Strategy:1. 75% of 20-64 year olds to be employed 2. 3% of EU’s GDP to be invested in research 3. Greenhouse gas emission to reduce by 20% 4. 20% energy from renewable sources 5. 20% increase in energy efficiency 6. School dropout rate below 10% 7. 40% of 30-34 year olds completing 3rd level education. 8. 20 million people in, or at risk of poverty and social exclusion
  19. 19. Conclusion The European Union is the strongest supranational organization in the world shared currency & financial management legislative, judicial, and executive bodies regulatory and planning bodies The EU is growing geographically, and its growth suggests a core-domain model core and domain are borne out by distribution of income The EU does not appeal to all Europeans small states in particular seem skeptical Compared to the US population slightly larger than that of the US somewhat more densely settled than the US economy is at least as strong as the American economy other social statistics (e.g. literacy, infant mortality & homicide) are as good or better than the US

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