Countries - European Union

Brexit: so far remains Britain a full member of the EU, and the rights and obligations shall continue to apply in the Uk. When european cooperation started in, only Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, who participatedThe euro (EUR) is the official currency in nineteen of the member states. These countries are called combined-euro area The schengen area is one of the most important results, the european UNION has achieved. It is an area without internal borders where EU citizens, a large number of people from non-EU countries, business people and tourists can freely move, without being subjected to border checks. Since the area has grown gradually and now includes almost all EU-countries and some associated countries. The schengen countries have abandoned their internal borders, but has to return with the Schengen acquis tightened controls at their common external borders to make it safe to live and work in the Schengen area. To become a member of the EU you go through an extensive procedure, and it is not something that happens from one day to the other. When a requesting country meets the conditions for membership, it must implement EU rules in all areas. Any country that meets the conditions for medlemskaben may apply. These conditions is known as the 'copenhagen criteria' and include the observance of the principles of free market economy, stable democracy and the rule of law, and the introduction of all the EU's rules, including in the longer term, also the euro. A country that wishes to join the EU, should submit an application for membership to the Council, which then asks the Commission to assess whether the applicant is able to meet the copenhagen criteria. If the Commission's opinion is favourable, the Council must agree on a negotiating mandate. It then opens forhandlingerneen formal subject for the topic Because of the very large amount of rules in the EU, each candidate country needs to introduce in its national law, it takes a long time to complete negotiations. Applicants will receive finansielen, administrative and teknisken assistance in the course of this førtiltrædelsesperiodeen.