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Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

European Union

The European Union (EU) is a unique and economic community with supranational and intergovernmental dimensions. It composed of twenty-seven member states primarily located in Europe. 1957, six European countries formed the European Economic Community () by the Treaty of Rome. Since then the EU grown in size through the accession of new member and has increased its powers by the addition of policy areas to its remit. In 1993, the Maastricht established the base of the current legal framework.

The created a single market which seeks to guarantee the of movement of people, goods, services and capital between states. It maintains a common trade policy, agricultural and policies, and a regional development policy. In 1999 the introduced a common currency, the euro, which has been by thirteen member states. It has also developed a in foreign policy, and in justice and home affairs. control and customs checks between many member states were under the Schengen Agreement.