THE EUROPEAN UNION Where in the world is the European Union?
508 Million People – 28 Countries Member states of the European Union Candidate and potential candidate countries
28 Member States 508 million Combined population of EU Member States 7 Percent of world’s population 30 Percent of global GDP Percent of combined worldwide Official Development Assistance 56
EU Population in the World 1343 508 314 127 143 EU China Japan Russia United States 5 Population in millions, 2012
Area of the EU compared to the rest of the world 16 889 9327 9159 4290 365 Japan EU China Russia United States 6 Surface area, 1 000 km²
How many people live in the EU? Population in millions, 2013 508 million total
1957 2013 Member States 6 28 Population 174 million 508 million Languages 4 24 Over 50 Years of EU Integration Enlargement has: • Inspired reforms and consolidated common principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, and market economy. • Enhanced the EU’s weight in the world and made it a stronger and more attractive international partner.
“Enlargement has been a success story for the European Union and Europe as a whole. It has helped to overcome the division of Europe and contributed to peace and stability throughout the continent.” European Council DeclarationDec. 15, 2006