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  • Da li bi Crnu Goru trebalo proglasiti bezbjednom zemljom porijekla?

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  • Promovisan projekat

    Promovisan projekat "Rastimo zajedno 3 – Informacije o EU kroz popularne internet portale"

  • Ambasador Drobnič gost drugog Evropskog kafea

    Ambasador Drobnič gost drugog Evropskog kafea

  • Najava: Prezentacija projekta: Rastemo zajedno 3 - Informacije o EU kroz popularne internet portale

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Interesting facts about EU

European symbols

evropskisimboli1The European flag is the symbol not only of the EU, but of the European unity and identity in a broader sense. aAlthough, throughout its history, the EU had 12 member states as the number of stars in the flag (from 1986 to 1995), there is however no direct connection between the number of stars and the number of countries: it is only commonly thought that the number 12 symbolizes perfection and unity. Therefore, the flag will remain unchanged despite future EU enlargement.

The European anthem is "Ode to Joy" taken from the Ninth Symphony of the famous German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven who composed it in 1823, four years before his death, adding the lyrics of Friedrich Schiller of 1785. This musical poem expresses Schiller's idealistic vision of humankind where all men are brothers - a vision that was shared by Beethoven himself.

The Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May. On this day, in 1950, the foundations of a unified community of nations and peoples, which we know today as the European Union, were set: the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman gave a public speech to Europe and to all countries and he pushed France, Germany and other EU countries to put together their coal and steel industries in the "first concrete example of a creation of the European federation". He also proposed to create a supranational European institution (later called European Commission) that would manage the coal and steel industries - industries during the two world wars had been the core of the German defense industry.
The European motto is "United in diversity".

Did you know that:

• the budget of the EU Parliament for 2012 is 1.7 billion euros, 24% of this amount is spent for basic expenditures of MPs, such as travel, accommodation, food etc..;
• the number of employees in the Parliament is 6166; 3279 of them are located in Brussels, 80 in Strasbourg, while others are in Luxembourg;
• in 2012 MPs received a monthly salary of € 7.957;
• 1.07 million EU citizens signed an online petition to the EP requesting the European parliament to be permanently located;
• approximately one third of MPs are women;
• the turnout in general elections in 2009 was 43.4% , while in 2004 it was 45.6%;
• the next EP elections are scheduled in June 2014;
• In January 1999 the European Parliament voted to overturn the whole Commission on charges of corruption and mismanagement. The vote of no-confidence failed, but the Commission then submitted its resignation in March of that year led by Jacques Santer. He had been Luxembourg's prime minister since 1984 to 1995 and had become President of the European Commission in 1995;
• the meetings of the European Commission are held every week, on Wednesdays, in Brussels. During the plenary session of the European Parliament, their meetings are normally held in Strasbourg;
• approximately a personnel of 25,000 persons is full-time employed by the Commission;
• the first president of the High Commission of the European Coal and Steel Community was Jean Monet, a French politician, one of the so-called "founder-fathers of Europe", the creator of the European Coal and Steel Community;
• the first direct elections to the European Parliament were held in June 1979. Thus, the first EP was established and it is now the only Thus was formed the first EP, so far, the only Community institution elected democratic elections;
• the first country to become an associate member of the European Union is Greece;
• the first wave of enlargement of the European Union took place in 1973. Three countries joined in 197: the United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland;
• Greenland, which is an integral part of Denmark, decided on a referendum (1979) to leave all the European institutions in 1985;
• In 1990 the population and territory of the European Union were enlarged when East Germany reunited with West Germany;
• Norway had twice held a referendum to join the European Union. The first time was in 1972 and the second time in 1994: however, on both occasion, citizens of Norway decided they do not want their country to join the EU;
• Denmark initially rejected the Maastricht Treaty in June 1992, but it was then accepted and it came into force in November 1993;
• the man who presided longest over the European Commission was Jacques Delors. He was president of the European Commission since 1985 to 1994;
• the First President of the European Parliament was Robert Schuman, a French politician and author of the famous Schuman Declaration. He was the president of the European Parliament since 1958 to 1960;
• the Germany is the country with the highest number of seats in the European Parliament. Being the most populous country in the European Union, it has 99 MPs.
• The Great Britain refused twice access to the European Economic Community since it was established in 1957. The French president Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed the British application for membership - in 1963 and 1967. After his death, Britain joined the Community in 1973, along with Ireland and Denmark;
• Voting in elections for the European Parliament (as well as in national parliamentary elections) is mandatory in Belgium, Greece and Luxembourg;
• the maximum number of members of the European Parliament, as set by the Treaty of Nice, is 732. After the election in June 2004 the number of MPs increased to 754, while before it was 626.

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