The European Union consists
of a group of countries in
In 1950, two frenchmen, Jean Monnet and Robert Shumann, put forward a
to prevent another war between
proposed pooling coal and steel resources, so, in 1951,
Then, its members sign the Rome Treaty in 1957 that originated the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
Later, these six countries became known as the European Community then European Union and, in 1992, sign the Maastricht Treaty.
The main aim of the EU is to bring about lasting peace and prospery far ali citizens.
country has the right to move goods, services, people and capital from one
The institutions of the
European Union were created to give expression to an ever closer of European
nations. As the
In its first twenty years, the Commission would propose, the Parliament would decide, and the Court of Justice would interpret.
In the last twenty years, the Parliament has become directly-elected and acquired new powers, the European Court of auditors has arrived on the scene, the European Investment bank has emerged as a major source of finance for economic development, the Economic and social committee has demonstrated to the value of debate and cooperation between the economic and social partners and, most recently, the Committee of the regions has been set up to advance regional interests and diversity.