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Why it is worth helping to shape the future of the European Union.
European elections 2019: co-determining EU policies
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Why are the European elections in 2019 so important?

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Europäische Institutionen
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How the EU is organized

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Quick facts
512
million people

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

24
official languages

reflect the cultural diversity of the European Union.

95
million EU citizens

speak German as their native language.

19
member states

have the common currency, the euro.

16
million EU citizens

are living, working or studying in another member state.

15.8
billion euros

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

16
per cent

of global foreign trade is carried out by the EU.

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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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      Where is the seat of the European Commission?
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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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          When was the European Coal and Steel Community founded, the predecessor of the EU?
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            Wie viele Fraktionen sind im EU-Parlament vertreten?
            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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                      Berlin / Paris

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                      Yes to Europe

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                      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

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                      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.