FRANCE & EUROPE Th. Saint Paul, 2007. European integration. profound influence on the French economy. businesses to become more competitive: new challenges, opportunities offered by such a huge market. In 1993 the principle of free movement of people, goods, services and capital
Norway and Switzerland are NOT in the EU, why?
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria ,Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark ,Estonia Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,Latvia, Lithuania Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands ,Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
-Norway having rejected membership by referendum
1 January 2002
=laws imposed on governments down to the local level = common actions and projects in line with the laws.(e.g. protection of people (education –degrees, anti- human trafficking laws,….clean air, clean water acts etc.).
benefited from Europeanisation.
Valorizing waste (recyclingincentives for municipalities and businesses)
new energies,new jobs
Eco –Tax(e.g. electrical appliances are recycled, eco-tax incl. in cost)
EU ( & all its countries) signed the KYOTO Protocol to curb global warming