European Union - when was it founded? For what? Who founded it? Which countries currently belong to the EU? The following text is automatically translated. You have noticed an error - please let us know.
European Union is a group of democratic European countries, the countries came together, to improve living conditions and increase safety while avoiding another world war, These countries decided to cooperate and help each other.
The idea was born after the Second World War. Countries in Europe have begun to see that there are more benefits to working together than fighting. The six countries decided to unite with each other under the name of the European Coal and Steel Community. They were: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy.
Then other European countries joined, and in 1993 the European Union was officially established. Currently, the European Union includes 27 countries:
In June 2016, the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union, which entered into force on January 31, 2020.
And what are the values of the European Union?
The European Union created the Schengen area in 1995. It is an EU area with no controls at the internal borders of EU countries. In this area, you can move freely between countries. There is no need to undergo border checks. As a result, EU residents can live, study, work and receive a pension in any country in the EU. I can also easily travel between these countries which makes it easy to travel to these other countries for holidays, work or study.
The most important institutions of the European Union are: