Ukraine’s choice: European Integration The creation of EU 9 May in 1950 the idea was proposed by Mr. Robert Schuman the aim of it – to secure a lasting peace after World War II by uniting European countries economically and politicaly 9 May is celebrated as Europe Day EU’s symbols European Union flag. the circle of twelve gold stars represent solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe. number 12 is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and unity. the circle is a symbol of unity too. The anthem the music “Ode to Joy”, written in 1785 by Friedrich von Chiller. in 1985 it was adapted as the official anthem of the EU. this anthem expresses the ideal of freedom, peace and solidarity for which Europe stands. EU institutions 1. The European Parliament. 2. The Council of the European Union. 3. The European Commission. 4. The Court of Justice. 5. The European Central Bank. The currency in 1992 the EU decided to introduce a single European currency the euro it became a reality on 1 January 2002 Members of EU there are 27 countries in EU now. Serbia and Bulgaria were the last to enter in January, 2007. Австрия Бельгия Болгария Great Britain Венгрия Germany Дания Греция Ireland Spain Италия Кипр Люксембург Нидерланды Portugal Румыния Латвия Литва Мальта Польша Словакия Словения Финляндия France Чехия Швеция Эстония Is it worth for Ukraine joining the European Union?