How does the European Union work and what exactly does it do for you? Who stood at the origins of a united Europe? You can find the answers to these questions in two new publications released by the Publication Office of the European Union.
‘A short guide to the EU’ contains all necessary background information about the EU. For example, it explains which EU countries use the euro, what it means to be a part of the Schengen area, how the European Green Deal makes your life better and where the money to pay for all EU actions comes from ?
Another booklet – ‘EU pioneers’ describes how visionary leaders (from resistance fighters and Holocaust survivors to politicians and even a movie star) inspired the creation of modern Europe.
Some extracts from the publication read: “Many of them worked to bring about the end of conflict in Europe after the horrors of two world wars and to promote peace and solidarity between people.” “They worked for peace and prosperity, and to eradicate social exclusion and discrimination. They helped develop the systems that led to economic stability and eventually a single currency, and they championed Europe’s rich cultural history.”
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