Keeping Europe together

Why it is worth helping to shape the future of the European Union.
The EU: together for prosperity and peace
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The 5 biggest misunderstandings about the EU

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How the EU is organized

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Quick facts
million people

live in the 28 member states of the European Union (before Brexit).

official languages

reflect the cultural diversity of the European Union.

million EU citizens

speak German as their native language.

member states

have the common currency, the euro.

million EU citizens

are living, working or studying in another member state.

billion euros

account for the total GDP of the EU. It is also the second largest economy in the world.

per cent

of global foreign trade is carried out by the EU.


How well do you know the EU?

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    How many seats are there in the EU Parliament? (Before the 2019 European elections)
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        Mit welchem Ziel wurde die Europäische Union gegründet?
        What was the aim of the European Union when it was founded?
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            How many parliamentary groups are represented in the European Parliament? (Before the 2019 European elections)
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              Wie viele Staaten sind Mitglied der EU?
              How many states are members of the EU? (As of May 2019)
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                Wie viele Gründungsmitglieder hatte die EU?
                How many founding members of the EU were there?
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                  Wofür stehen die Sterne der EU-Flagge?
                  What do the stars on the European flag stand for?
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                    Woher stammt die Melodie der Europäischen Hymne?
                    What is the melody of the Anthem of Europe based on?
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                      Wie lautet der Leitspruch der EU?
                      What is the motto of the European Union?




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                      Facts on current topics in Europe

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                      Berlin / Paris

                      Europe needs the strong leadership duo of Germany and France – will the two countries take up the challenge?

                      Yes to Europe

                      Get into the fray: High-ranking EU official Martin Selmayr explains how Europeans can themselves help shape a better EU.

                      An exchange for life

                      Europe Day 2017: former Erasmus students explain what Europe means to them. In 2017 the Erasmus exchange programme celebrates the 30th anniversary of its foundation.

                      Unity in diversity

                      Viewpoint: Political scientists Jana Puglierin and Julian Rappold explain why foreign and security policy could act as “cement” for the European Union.

                      International diversity in lecture halls

                      Germany is more popular than ever among students from all over the world: International diversity shapes the face of life and learning in the universities. About every second foreign student comes from Europe.