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    Updated on May 8, 2020. Posted on May 8, 2020

    Europe Day 2020 - Test Your Knowledge!

    Find out what you know about the European Union!

    1. Which of these countries is an EU Member State?

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      On 1 January 2007, Romania became a member states of the European Union in the fifth wave of EU enlargement.

      Via geology.com
    2. Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Ireland were the weakest economies in the eurozone crisis. What were these countries also called?

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      The eurozone, at the time of the financial crisis in 2008, was comprised of 16 states who had adopted the use of a single currency, the euro. PIIGS stands for the countries most affected: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

      Via fortrader.org
    3. How many official languages are there in the EU?

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      There are 24 official languages in the EU. Even after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, English remains one of the official languages of Ireland and Malta.

    4. How many stars does the EU flag have?

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      The European flag has a circle of 12 golden stars on a blue background which symbolizes unity, solidarity and harmony among the European member countries. The design was conceived in 1955, and officially adopted later that year by the Council of Europe as a symbol for the whole of Europe. The Council of Europe urged it to be adopted by other European organisations, and in 1985 the European Communities (EC) adopted it.

    5. Which countries have the euro as de facto currency, but are not part of the eurozone?

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      Kosovo and Montenegro, in the Western Balkans, use the euro as a de facto domestic currency, but are not part of the Eurozone. This is keeping an older practice of using the German mark, which was previously the de facto currency in these areas.

      Via fitsilis.gr
    6. Which of the following statements is true?

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      The European Union has received the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Norway. The award comes for the group's role in "stabilizing" Europe and transforming it "from a continent of war to a continent of peace."

      Via dw.com
    7. What is the most spoken native language in the EU?

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      The prevalence with which languages are spoken as the mother tongue broadly reflects the population distribution within the EU6. Thus, German is the most widely spoken, with 16% of Europeans saying it is their first language, followed by Italian and English (13% each), French (12%), then Spanish and Polish (8% each).

      Via jakubmarian.com


    8. ?

      en.wikipedia.org

      To which organisation does this flag belong to?

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      The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was an organisation of six European countries created after World War II to regulate their industrial production under a centralised authority. The ECSC was first proposed by the French foreign minister Robert

    9. Why is the 9th of May, Europe day?

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      The Schuman Declaration was presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950. Determined to prevent another terrible war in Europe (especially between France and Germany), European governments concluded that pooling coal and steel product

      Via europa.eu
    10. In which cities are the EU institutions located?

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      The seven institutions of the European Union are seated in four different cities ( Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg City and Strasbourg) rather than being concentrated in a single capital city. Over the years, Brussels has become the principal seat, with each major institution and the European Council being based wholly or in part there. This is why Brussels has become known as "the capital of the EU".

      Via Wikipedia
    11. Which EU member state is no longer a democracy, according to Freedom House?

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      According to the NGO Freedom House's latest Nations in Transit report, Hungary is no longer a democracy. The study, covers 29 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia, the authors describe "a stunning democratic breakdown," saying that there are "fewer democracies in the region today than at any point since the annual report was launched in 1995."

      Via politico.com
    12. Who was the first president of the European Parliament in 1979?

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      A survivor of the Nazi concentration camps and central figure of feminism in Europe, Simone Veil became the first president of the directly elected European Parliament in 1979 and the first woman to hold the post.

      Via europarl.europa.eu
    13. What is not depicted on a 2€ coin?

    14. Which country borders Lithuania and Poland

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      Via tripsavvy.com
    15. Which country was the last Member State to join the EU?

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      The most recent enlargement of the European Union saw Croatia become the European Union's 28th member state on 1 July 2013. The country applied for EU membership in 2003,

      Via multimedia.europarl.europa.eu
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