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Syllabus of the Subject: European Economic Area of the Western Civilisation.

  1. Introduction to the European Economic Area of the Western Civilisation
  2. Influence of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism) on the European Economic Area
  3. European Economic Integration of the Western Christian Civilisation (Economic Organisations, Trade Agreements)
    1. European Union (EU)
      1. The European Union: The largest single market in the World
      2. International relations of the European Union (EU)
      3. EU interactions with the other civilisations
    2. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  4. Other economic institutions in Europe

The aims of the subject “ European Economic Area” are the following:

  1. To define the characteristics of the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation
  2. To analyse the influence of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism) on the European Economic Area
  3. To know the economic profile of the European Countries
  4. To understand the processes of the European economic integration of the Western Civilisation
  5. To explore the economic relations with the other civilisations (Sinic, Hindu, Islamic, African, and Buddhist) and other areas of the Western Christian Civilisation (Latin America, the United States)
  6. To analyse the main economic organisations related to the European Economic Area
The Subject (e-learning) “European Economic Area (Western Civilisation)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Master's Degrees: Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade, Economic Relations
  2. Doctorates (e-learning): Europe, Religions and Business
  3. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade
  4. Course: EFTA States, Introduction to the EU

Learning materials in Higher Education in English or Higher Education in Spanish Civilización Europea Post-secondary Education in French Civilisation Europe Tertiary Education in Portuguese Civilização Européia

Students, e-learning, EENI Business School & HA University

  1. Credits of the Subject “European Economic Area”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Related Subjects to the “European Economic Area.”

1- Introduction to the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation

  1. Characterisation of the European Economic Area
  2. Economic Profile of the region

2- Christianity in Europe

Christianity in Europe

  1. Catholicism in Europe
  2. Protestantism in Europe
  3. Anglicans
  4. Judaism and Agnosticism in Europe

3- Economic Integration in Europe of the Western Christian Civilisation (Economic Organisations, Trade Agreements)

European Union.

European Union

  1. Economic Profile of the European Union (EU) countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom (BREXIT), Romania, and Sweden
  2. BREXIT
  3. Amancio Ortega, one of the richest men in the world

Course European Union and Institutions (PDF)

European Union Institutions

  1. European Commission
  2. European Parliament
  3. European Council
  4. European Economic and Social Committee
  5. Court of Justice
  6. European Investment Bank
  7. Committee of the Regions
  8. Court of Auditors
  9. Decentralised Agencies

European Single Market

Course European Single Market (PDF)

  1. European Single Market
  2. Services Directive of the EU
  3. Digital Single Market
  4. Taxation System
  5. European Economic and Monetary Union
  6. European Central Bank
  7. European Customs Union

Course Foreign Policy of the EU (PDF)

  1. European Foreign Policy
  2. European External Action Service

International Economic Relations of the European Union

  1. European Union Enlargement
  2. European Union Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  3. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  4. Foreign trade of the European Union
  5. Export to the European Union

EU Trade Agreements (course)

Interactions of the EU with the other civilisations.

  1. EU with other economic areas of the Western Civilisation:
    1. Europe (Non-EU)
      1. European Economic Area (with the EFTA)
      2. Central European Initiative (CEI)
      3. European Neighbourhood Policy
        1. Black Sea Synergy
        2. European Union-South Caucasus
        3. European Union-Western Balkans
        4. Eastern Partnership
    2. Latin America. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the Andean Community, MERCOSUR, Chile, Mexico, Central America, and the CARIFORUM
    3. North America.
      1. United States. Relationships between the European Union and the United States. Future Free trade agreement (FTA)
      2. EU-Canada CETA Trade Agreement
  2. EU with the African Civilisation
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. European Union-Algeria Association Agreement
    3. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, and Cameroon
  3. EU with the Islamic Civilisation
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
    2. Agadir Agreement
    3. European Union-Turkey Customs Union
    4. Free Trade Agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Lebanon...
  4. EU with the Orthodox Civilisation:
    1. Relationships between the European Union and Russia
    2. Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
  5. EU with the Hindu Civilisation:
    1. European Union-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  6. EU with the Sinic Civilisation:
    1. Relationships between the European Union and China
    2. FTA with South Korea
  7. Other Inter-Civilisations agreements:
    1. FTA with the ASEAN
    2. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
    3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (EU is an observer of the SAARC)

European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

  1. Economic Profile of the European Free Trade Association countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  2. EFTA Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
    1. Middle East: Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Lebanon
    2. Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    3. Asia: Singapore, India, South Korea, the Philippines
    4. America: Canada, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Central America
    5. Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Other Economic Institutions in Europe.

  1. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  2. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Map of the European economic integration of the Western Civilisation.

Europe Free Trade Agreements

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Christianity in Europe

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation.

Europe is mainly composed of Christian Countries (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox).

The European Countries that are part of the European Economic Area of the Christian Western Civilisation:

  1. Member States of the European Union (EU) with Catholic or Protestant majorities: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom (BREXIT) and Sweden
  2. The EFTA States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland
  3. Other European Countries: Andorra, Monaco, and San Marino

Civilisations and Economic Integration

Germany is the Central State of the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation, while France and the United Kingdom (until Brexit) have a significant influence.

The European Union is the largest trading bloc in the World (19% of the total world trade).

The European Countries that are not part of the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation are:

  1. Countries with Orthodox majorities of the European Union (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Romania) are integrated economically in the European Area of the Western Christian Civilisation, but from a cultural, religious and historical point of view fit better with the Orthodox Civilisation
  2. Other European Countries with Orthodox majorities (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine) and consider as a part of the Orthodox Civilisation
  3. The European Countries with Muslim majorities (Albania -62% Muslim-, Azerbaijan, Turkey) consider them as members of the Islamic Civilisation

Samples - Christian Civilisation

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

European Union-Turkey Customs Union

Amancio Ortega

European Union Enlargement

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)

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