GS: The European Union

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GS: The European Union
  1. There are 28 countries in the EU
    1. The EU is based on the rule of law, each member country must approve a treaty before it is passed
      1. A treaty is a binding agreement between EU member countries
      2. The EU was created after the second world war.
        1. Aims:
          1. Encourage economic cooperation and independance
            1. Abolition of border controls (successful)
              1. Promote human rights and equality
                1. The Treaty of Lisbon, 2009, brings human rights, democracy, freedom, equality and the rule of law into a single document
                2. Make all government institutions transparent and democratic
                3. National parliaments work alongside the European institutions
                4. Benefits of being part of the EU
                  1. Freedom to travel, study, retire and work anywhere in the EU
                    1. Single market has allowed airline travel to become cheaper and more competitve
                      1. The EU Health Insurance Card enables EU citizens to receive free emergency healthcare on the same terms as the local EU citizens
                        1. The EU provides social protection for workers in:
                          1. Working time
                            1. Temporary work
                              1. Parental leave
                            2. Crime and Justice
                              1. The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) has been vital to bringing criminals around the world to justice
                                1. the UK successfully executed 80 EAWs out of the 220, issued in 2009
                                2. Crime has increased due to globalisation, ease of travel and the internet
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