THE EUROPEAN UNION
(IN QUESTIONS)
RB, p.52-55
http://europa.eu
__________________?
• A unique economic and political
partnership between 28 democratic
European countries.
What is the European Union?
• A unique economic and political
partnership between 27 democratic
European countries.
_________________?
• the European Parliament (representing the
people of Europe);
• the Council of the European Union
(representing national governments);
• the European Commission (representing
the common EU interest).
What are the main institutions of
the EU?
• the European Parliament (representing the
people of Europe);
• the Council of the European Union
(representing national governments);
• the European Commission (representing
the common EU interest).
_________________?
• In Strasbourg.
Where is the official seat of the
European Parliament?
• In Strasbourg.
• Parliamentary committee meetings are
held in Brussels.
_________________?
• In Brussels.
Where does the European
Commission meet?
• In Brussels.
______________?
• Twelve stars.
What is the best known EU
symbol?
• Twelve stars.
_______________?
• Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
What is the EU anthem?
• Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
________________?
• Germany, Italy, France and Benelux
countries.
Which countries founded the EEC?
• Germany, Italy, France and Benelux
countries.
_________________?
• Twenty-four languages.
How many official languages are
there in the EU?
• Twenty-four languages.
_________________?
• United in diversity.
What is the official motto of the
EU?
• United in diversity.
_____________?
• 9 May.
When is Europe day celebrated?
• 9 May.
________________?
• Bulgaria and Romania.
Which two countries joined the EU
in 2007?
• Bulgaria and Romania.
__________________?
• Serbia, Iceland, Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro,
Turkey
Which countries are candidate
countries for EU membership?
• Serbia, Iceland, Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro,
Turkey
________________?
• ca 510 million.
How many people live in the EU?
• ca 510 million.
_______________?
-Demography: Europeans live longer, have
fewer children
-Globalisation: European economy faces
competition from other parts of the world
-Climate change: Emission of greenhouse
gases must come down
What challenges does the EU
face?
-Demography: Europeans live longer, have
fewer children
-Globalisation: European economy faces
competition from other parts of the world
-Climate change: Emission of greenhouse
gases must come down
______________________ ?
• Erasmus.
What’s the name of a EU student exchange
programme established in 1987 ?
• Erasmus.
_____________?
• Croatia.
Which country joined the EU in 2013?
• Croatia.
A brief summary of the history of EU
enlargement
→ RB, p 54
I a) Read and guess
Watch and fill in a) + b)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE6QgoykLZU
III & IV Vocabulary exercises
II Questions
HW: Read Fit at 50? (RB, pp 52-23)
- Match headings to paragraphs
- Look up the words you don’t know
(sure to star in a pop quiz)
- Do exercises III and IV
HW check
Fit at 50? Paragraph headings
A: Birth
B: ECSC, EDC, EEC
C: Objection
D&E: Enlargement
F: EU responsibilities
G: Recent achievements
H: The importance of the economy
Pg. B – ECSC, EDC, EEC
Words/phrases important for this topic:
federalists
rejection
proposed
reassertion
nation-state
What did federalists want?
Pg. B – ESCS, EDC, EEC
Words/phrases important for this topic:
Pls complete the phrases.
What did federalists want? To build ......
Federalists proposed
________ the European Defence Comm.
rejected by the French prime minister.
The EDC was ________
reassert their sovereignity.
European nations wanted to ________
nation-state
________ is a state containing one as opposed to
several nationalities.
nation-state
propose
reassert
reject
Pg. C – Objection
Words/phrases important for this topic:
objection
EEC
excluded
stand aside
implicit
preserve
What is a bigger objection to EEC?
List three reasons why some countries were not
part of the EEC.
RB, p 55
1 What was the non-economic reason for
establishing the ECSC?
2 Did the enlargement have a positive
outcome for the countries that joined in
2004 and 2007?
3 How about the countries that were already
members?
4 What is the purpose of the European
Council?
5 Explain:
”In the European Council... voting rights are
awarded roughly in proportion to a
country’s population, although smaller
countries tend to do better,
proportionately, than large ones.”
6 What is the official term for countries that
want to join the EU?
Sabres sheated: The EU and China have
averted a trade war. Or have they?
RB, p 47
Work in teams: read the article and answer
the questions.
V Explain the sentences taken from the
article:
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