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European Union. Brief history and working of the E.U. By George Gill. Map of Europe showing E.U. Countries. E.U. Flag and Anthem. The 12 stars in the circle symbolise the ideas of unity, solidarity and harmony among the people of Europe. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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European Union

European UnionBrief history and working of the E.U.By George Gill Map of Europe showing E.U. Countries

2E.U. Flag and AnthemThe 12 stars in the circle symbolise the ideas of unity, solidarity and harmony among the people of Europe.The E.U. Anthem comes from the ninth symphony compressed in 1823 by Ludwig Von Beethoven.

E.U. Day When and Why ?E.U. Day is celebrated on the 9th May every year.E.U. Day is celebrated because on the 9th of May 1950 the ideas behind the European Union were first put forward by the French foreign Minister Robert Schuman.

E.U. MottoUnited In Diversity

The E.U. Motto is United In Diversity.It signifies how Europeans have come together in the form of the E.U. to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the many different cultures, traditions and languages.E.U. PopulationThe E.U. has 495 million inhabitants.The worlds third largest behind China and India.

E.U. Brief History 1It was created in the aftermath of the Second World War6 countries were included Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the NetherlandsThe idea of it was being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and therefore less likely to avoid conflict.E.U. Brief History The E.U. has delivered half a century of peace, stability and prosperity, helped raise living standards, and launched a single European currency.Thanks to the abolition of border controls between E.U. Countries people can travel freely throughout most of the continent.With the Euro currency it makes it easier to work and live abroad.E.U. Budget142 billion is spent every year.Elected representatives in the E.U. Parliament and E.U. Council decide on spending plans.The money is spent on: Training people in new skillsStimulating businesses Preserve environment Building hard infrastructure Provide emergency assistance and aid in times of crisis.

The EuroOver 332 million use the Euro everyday.Most tangible proof of co-operation between E.U. countries.

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