POL 02 - February 22, 2008

POL 02 - February 22, 2008 - 1 February 22, 2008 Poland...

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1 February 22, 2008 Poland since 1997: 1 Joined the European Union in 2004 Highly volatile party politics (constant change) Steady economic growth (4-7%) Poland and Hungary joined the EU in 2004 2 What is the European Union? • Political and economic union of 25 countries and 454 million people. • Combined population and GDP are higher 3 • Combined population and GDP are higher than United States, a different kind of union.
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2 Standard of Living in Comparison (2005 data ) Country USA Britain GDP per capita (in US $) $43,560 $37,750 GINI coefficient 41 36 4 Ratio of richest 10% to poorest 10% 15.9 13.8 France Germany Russia South Africa $34,600 $34,870 32.7 28.3 40 57.8 9.1 6.9 12.7 33.1 European Union members in 1995 • Old members (1995) –B e l g i um – Germany (unified) –F a n c e –I t a l y – Luxembourg Netherland 5 Netherlands –D e nm a r k –I r e l a n d i t a i n – Greece –S p a –P o r t u g a l –A
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3 Reasons for enlargement from point of view of old members’ political leaders • 1. STABILITY 7 • 2. Obligation of a common heritage
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 02 taught by Professor Andrews during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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