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7o 7o apply, a country must prove it: 1.has stable democracy 2.is ruled by laws 3. protects human rights 4.has an economy based on competition (not like communist economies, which are run by government)
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7ur 7urey ey has *anted in since !"23. nd they’re still *aiting.
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n , the E? started using a single ind of of currency: currency: the the Euro.
Each coin has an E? side and a nation side.
?S and Denmar are the only countries that didn’t replace their money *ith the Euro.
8ut any ne* E? memer has to accept the Euro.
Some benefts or EU members:
'ree 7rade: 7here are no tariCs on imports and eBports et*een E? countries.
La*s aout usiness and trade are the same for all E? countries,
maing trade easier. 8usinesses ar are e maing more moneyM
E? citi5ens can travel and *or in A! country country in the E?. 9o special permission or paper*or is reQuired.
can sip the long lines in ;ustoms .
E? college students can easily apply to colleges in A! country in the E?.
E? currency N the Euro N is accepted in every E? country eBcept Denmar and the ?nited Singdom H?SI.
no need to change money et*een countries.
Environment: f an E? country pollutes the air, *ater, or land of another E? country, or seriously pollutes their o*n country, the E? ;ourt of Pustice can
put them on trial. Right no*, the ;ourt is forcing
countries if they *ant to arrest a criminal *ho has Ted to another country, it’s very hardM 7he other country does not have to cooperate. 8ut in the E?,
criminals can e easily arrested arr ested in even if they Tee to a