The European Union THE EUROPEAN UNION Where in the world is the European Union?

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The European Union THE EUROPEAN UNION Where in the world is the European Union? Slide 2 The European Union SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 2 Slide 3 The European Union Do Now 3 Slide 4 The European Union Go Geography! Topic: The European Union 1)What do you think the European Union is? Who do you think the members are? 2)What do you think you have to do to become part of the European Union? Any kind of application process? Explain 3)How do you think the European Union might be similar or different from NAFTA? Explain. 4 Slide 5 The European Union The EU The EU isnt a government, an association of states, or an international organization. Rather, the 28 Member States have relinquished part of their sovereignty to EU institutions, with many decisions made at the European level. The EU has delivered more than 60 years of peace, stability, and prosperity in Europe. Raised the citizens living standards, launched a single European currency (the euro), and is progressively building a single Europe-wide free market for goods, services, people, and capital. 5 Slide 6 The European Union Where in the world is the EU? 6 Slide 7 The European Union 508 Million People 28 Countries Member states of the European Union Candidate and potential candidate countries 7 Slide 8 The European Union 8 28 7 30 508 million Member States Combined population of EU Member States Percent of worlds population Percent of global GDP 56 Percent of combined worldwide Official Development Assistance Slide 9 The European Union Comparing the EU to other Nations How do China and the United States Compare? About the same size How do the United States and Russia Compare? US is about half the size of Russia How do the United States and Japan Compare? The US is about 25 times the size of Japan How do the United States and Europe compare? Europe is about half the size of the US 9 Slide 10 The European Union Area of the EU compared to the rest of the world Surface area, 1 000 km EUChina Japan RussiaUnited States 16 889 9327 9159 4290 365 6 Slide 11 The European Union Population in millions, 2012 508 1343 127143 314 EUChinaJapanRussiaUnited States EU Population in the World 5 Slide 12 The European Union How many people live in the EU? 12 Population in millions, 2013 508 million total Slide 13 The European Union Size of the EU Countries 8 Slide 14 The European Union Over 50 Years of EU Integration Enlargement has: Inspired reforms and consolidated common principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, and market economy. Enhanced the EUs weight in the world and made it a stronger and more attractive international partner. 19572013 Member States628 Population174 million508 million Languages424 14 Slide 15 The European Union Enlargement has been a success story for the European Union and Europe as a whole. It has helped to overcome the division of Europe and contributed to peace and stability throughout the continent. European Council Declaration Dec. 15, 2006 15 Slide 16 The European Union European Vocabulary! 16

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