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European Union. Origin and history.

European countries had a new interest in creating a continent-wide organization

and promoting cooperation among themselves to: -Consolidate peace and prevent

wars. -To complete collectively against the superpowers.

In 1951, 6 european countries decided to combine some energy sources.

In 1957, they signed the Treaty of Rome.

IN 2004, EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION WAS WRITTEN. It was amended, and the result was

the treaty of Lisbon.

1947 THEY CREATED THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY and EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COM.

--IN 1993 The Treaty of Maastricht:

1.The EEC is renamed as European Union.

2. Economic and monetary union is agreed.

3.Political integration

4.New funds and policies of solidarity are created.

2002 -> Euro notes and coins are introduced in 11 countries of EU.

2009 -> Treaty of Lisbon:

There are more people in european parliament. Restrict the areas in which decisions must

be unanimous. Establishes a common charter of fundamental rights. Creates President of

european council and High representative for the common foreign and security police.

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