Czech Republic (2004)
It is one of the most important
Main objective is the pooling of projects
covering economic, political, social and
cultural issues that allow this part of the world
can jointly address different problems
It is one of the most important geopolitical
world communities and bringing together
a large percentage of the world's most
The European Union
Created by the mid-twentieth century (1951), after World War II
ended, with the ultimate goal of working together for the good of
of all countries that compose it and prevent international conflicts
overshadow or prevent the overall development of the region.
Transparent and democratic Institutions
The EU Remains focused on making its Governing Institutions more
transparent and democratic. More powers are Being Given Directly
Elected to the European Parliament, while National Parliaments are
Being Given to Greater role, working alongside the European Institutions.
In turn, European Citizens Have an ever-increase increasing number
of channels for taking part in the political process.
From economic to political junction
The EU is based on the rule of law: Everything that it does is founded on:
treaties, voluntarily and democratically by all member countries. These binding
agreements set out the EU's goals in its many areas of activity.
Mobility, growth, stability and a single currency
The EU has delivered half a century of peace, stability and prosperity, helped
raise living standards, and launched a single European currency, the euro.
Thanks to the abolition of border controls between EU countries, people can
travel freely throughout most of the continet. And it's become much easier
to live and work in Europe. The single or 'internal' market is the EU's main
economic engine, enabling most goods, services, money and people to move freely.
Another key objective is to develop this huge resource to ensure that Europeans
can draw the maximum benefit from it.
Human rights and equality
One of the EU’s main goals is to promote human rights both internally
and around the world. Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the
rule of law and respect for human rights: these are the core values of the EU.
Since the 2009 signing of the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU's Charter of Fundamental
Rights brings all these rights together in a single document. The EU's institutions
are legally bound to uphold them, as are EU governments
whenever they apply EU law.
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