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Who were the 6 original states of the European Coal and Steel Community?

France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg


Define the term supranational

Where nation states transfer sovereignty to institutions which have their own independent authority to create laws that take precedence over national laws


When was the treaty of Rome?



What did the Treaty of Rome establish?

The European Economic Community


Define integration

The process of coordinating the activities of different states through common institutions and policies


Which French President slowed integration, including blocking the UK from joining the EEC twice, in the 1960s?

Charles de Gaulle


When was the Single European Act? What did it do?

1985- created a single European market (reviving integration). Removed physical, technical and fiscal barriers,


Define the term Economic and Monetary Union

The creation of a single currency, central bank and common monetary policy


When was the Maastricht Treaty? What did it do?

1991. Created EU, Economic and Monetary Union, introduced the principle of subsidiarity


When the EU was first formed, what were it's 3 key columns?

EC, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Justice and Home Affairs


Define an opt out

An exemption negotiated by a state, and set out in a treaty or law, which means that it does not have to take part in specific policy


When did the UK join the EEC (Same time as Ireland and Denmark):?



Define enlargement

The expansion of the EU to include new member states


Which main three areas have seen development in the EU since 1991?

Eastward enlargement
Treaty reform


How many states are currently EU members? How many are members of the Eurozone?

28 and 19


Name 2 eastern states which have joined the EU since 1991

Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Estonia and Bulgaria


When was the Amsterdam Treaty? What did it do?

1997, it transferred many policies from the intergovernmental Justice and Home Affairs pillar to a supranational 'area of freedom, security and justice'


When was the Nice Treaty? What did it do?

2001, created a European Security and Defence Policy under which the EU would develop a common defence policy


What was the Constitutional Treaty?

A treaty establishing a constitution for Europe (signed in 2004 but referendums for no in France and Netherlands stopped it going through)


When was the Lisbon Treaty? What did it do?

2007, Merged the pillars of the EU into one body, decided a QMV system
Set up full time president of the European Council
Set team presidency system of leadership for the Council of the EU

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