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The EU: innovation and multicultural tradition

The European Union (EU) consists of 28 members, who together form the world’s largest knowledge producer. This makes up a third of global production of science and technology. The EU Horizon 2020 program, with a budget of 80 billion euros, has been created to contribute to an innovation and knowledge-based society. Nevertheless, each of the 28 Member States is encouraged to continue investing at least 3% of its PIB in this sector. Within the European Union there is a multiculturalism, which is characterized by 24 official languages. The most widely used business languages ​​are English, German and French.

 

 

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Mexican products in the European Union

The «Made in Mexico» goods have the advantage of being treated with a preferential import process, as if they were produced within the EU. 0% tariff on import are an enormous incentive to purchase Mexican products. The European Union is the world’s most powerful economic power through its 28 member countries, as well as the world’s largest exporter and importer. The more than 500 million inhabitants of the region have a high demand for quality products and articles from all over the world that are in harmony and respect with the environment.

 

 

Territorium

  • 4 324 782 km²
  • belongs to Europe
  • 7th largest territory worldwide
  • Timezones 0, + 1h, and + 2h UTC

Bevölkerung

  • Average age: 41.9 years
  • Residents: 507 459 840 (2014)

Wirtschaft

  • Currency: Euro € in 19 countries The 8 remaining nations use their own currency.
  • Exchange rate: fluctuating
  • Position of real gross domestic product: 1st place (IMF2013)
  • Growth of nominal GDP 2014: 1.3%

Important Seaports

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Bremen, Germany
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Cagliari, Italy
  • Felixstowe, United Kingdom

Important freight airports

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France
  • London Heathrow, United Kingdom
  • Schiphol, The Netherlands
  • Leipzig / Halle, Germany
  • Cologne / Bonn, Germany

Important cities:

  • London and metropolitan region: 14.2 million inhabitants – Great Britain
  • Paris and Metropolregion:: 10.2 million inhabitants – France
  • Madrid and Metropolregion: 6.4 million inhabitants – Spain
  • Berlin and the Metropolregion: 4.3 million inhabitants – Germany
  • Rome and metropolitan area: 3.5 million inhabitants – Italy
  • Over 40 cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants