The European Union
The European Union is a group of 27 countries in Europe.
These countries came together
to make things better, easier and safer for people.
They agreed to work together and help each other.
How the European Union started
The idea to make the European Union came
after two big wars happened in Europe.
Countries in Europe saw that
it is better to work together
than fighting against each other.
In the beginning, only 6 countries in Europe started working together:
Soon, more and more countries in Europe joined them
and the European Union was made.
Today, 27 countries are part of the European Union.
These countries are:
In June 2016 the United Kingdom decided
to stop being part of the European Union.
So from 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom
is no longer part of the European Union.
The goals and values of the European Union
All countries that are part of the European Union work together
to make sure that:
- there is peace in Europe
- people have good lives
- things are fair for all people and nobody is left out
- the languages and cultures of all people
- there is a strong European economy
and countries use the same coin
to do business together.
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How the European Union works
The European Union has 3 main bodies:
- the European Commission
The people of the European Commi......
United in diversity
The European Union uses the phrase ‘united in diversity’
to show what its values are.
Being united in diversity m......more
The European anthem
Every country has a melody
that better shows its values and culture as a country.
This melody is called ‘anthem’.more
The European flag
This is the flag of the European Union:
The coin of the European Union
Most countries that are part of the European Union use the same coin.
This coin is called ‘Euro’.
Languages of the European Union
In every country of the European Union
people speak their own language.
The European Union protects the right of people
The Schengen Area
The European Union made the ‘Schengen Area’.
The Schengen Area is an area without borders.
In this area, pe......
Becoming part of the European Union
To become part of the European Union,
a country must:
- agree with all the laws and values
of the European Union......
The European Union in the world
The European Union plays an important role in the world in many ways.
- It sells many things and servic......
The European Union made it easier for people
to move freely from one country to another.
They can live, study or work
in any country of the ......