The EU

By: Ruth and Makena

The European Union

The EU, or European Union, is an economic and political partnership with 27 European countries. It was made after world war 2 to rekindle economic and trade cooperation and to avoid conflict. It has launched the euro, created almost half a century of peace, helped increase living standards in the 27 countries, and promotes and protects human rights in not only the union but around the world. The EU is now focusing on making its government more democratic.
European Union - 50 years in 5 minutes!

50 years of the EU in 5 mintues

A Brief Summary of the history of European Union enlargement

Brief summary of the EU

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Essential Question

What would be the current economic and political status of the 27 countries if they were not in the EU?