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the origins and the history of the european union

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THE ORIGINS AND THE HISTORY OF THE EUROPE UNION The founding fathers of the European Union were a diverse group of people like resistance fighters or lawyers who held the same ideals: a peaceful, united and prosperous Europe. The most famous founders of the European Union are: Our continent had been the main battle field in both world wars so there were a lot of damage and the population was in shock .the Europeans governments were indebted and weakened and two new superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, had a very s...

« The EU is recognisable by several symbols, the most well­known being the circle of twelve yellow stars   on a blue background. There is also the anthem of the Union, which is based on the 'Ode to Joy' from the   Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven .the motto  of the Union is “United in diversity” and its   currency is the euro. Then there is the 9 May, which is celebrated as the Europe Day, in memory of the 1950   declaration by Robert Schuman, who initiated the European integration project.  The  European Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, liberty, democracy,   equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to   minorities. These values are common to the Member States. Moreover, the societies of the Member States are   characterised by non­discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men.

  Any European State wishing to become a member of the Union must respect these values in order to be   considered eligible for admission.. »


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