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  1. THE EUROPEAN UNION Lesson 2 Where in the world is the European Union?

  2. Where in the world is the EU?

  3. 27 Member States 500 million Combined population of EU Member States 7 Percent of world’s population 30 Percent of global GDP Percent of combined worldwide Official Development Assistance 56

  4. 500 million people27 countries *Countries shaded gray are candidates for EU membership

  5. EU Population in the World 1339 500 307 128 142 EU China Japan Russia United States Population in millions, 2009

  6. Area of the EU compared to the rest of the world 16 889 9327 9159 4234 365 Japan EU China Russia United States Surface area, 1 000 km²

  7. Size of the EU countries 544 506 410 357 313 305 295 244 230 131 111 93 92 83 30 49 77 68 63 62 43 43 34 20 9 3 0.3 Sweden Italy Spain Poland France Finland Estonia Germany Denmark Latvia Greece Slovakia Belgium Malta Hungary Luxemburg Bulgaria Ireland Netherlands Romania Cyprus Slovenia Austria United Kingdom Lithuania Portugal Czech Republic Surface area in1 000 km²

  8. Population of the EU countries 82.1 64.4 61.6 60.1 45.8 38.1 21.5 16.5 10.6 11.3 10.8 10.5 10.0 9.3 8.4 7.6 5.3 5.5 5.4 4.5 3.3 2.3 2.0 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.4 Sweden Italy Spain France Poland Finland Denmark Estonia Germany Latvia Greece Slovakia Luxemburg Malta Hungary Bulgaria Netherlands Ireland Belgium Slovenia Austria Cyprus Romania United Kingdom Lithuania Czech Republic Portugal Population in millions, 500 million total in 2009

  9. 1957 2009 Member States 6 27 Population 174 million 500 million Languages 4 23 Over 50 Years of EU Integration Enlargement has: • Inspired reforms and consolidated common principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, and market economy. • Enhanced the EU’s weight in the world and made it a stronger and more attractive international partner.

  10. “Enlargement has been a success story for the European Union and Europe as a whole. It has helped to overcome the division of Europe and contributed to peace and stability throughout the continent.” European Council DeclarationDec. 15, 2006