May 9, 2022 is Europe Day, a day to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. This declaration was made on May 9, 1950 by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community. This community would unite France and West Germany in an effort to prevent future wars between these countries. The European Union has come a long way since then, and now includes 28 member states. In celebration of Europe Day, we have gathered some fun facts about the EU!
-The EU has a population of over 500 million people.
-The EU is the world's largest economy, with a GDP of over $19 trillion.
-The EU has its own currency, the Euro, which is used by 19 member states.
-The EU has a single market which allows for the free movement of goods, services, people, and capital.
-The EU has a Common Agricultural Policy which sets common agricultural policies and standards for all member states.
-The EU has a Common Fisheries Policy which sets common fisheries policies and standards for all member states.
-The EU is the world's largest donor of development assistance.
-The EU has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize twice, in 2012 and in 2016.
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