The European Union

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: the European Union (EU) (the world biggest single market). Syllabus:

Subject “The European Union” is composed of six units:

  1. Introduction to the European Union (EU)
    1. The BREXIT
  2. Doing business in the countries of the European Union
  3. International Relations of the EU
  4. Relations of the EU with its strategic partners
  5. EU's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  6. Other regional institutions related to the European Union

European Union

1- Introduction to the European Union (EU).

  1. Introduction to the European Union (EU)
  2. The Economy of the European Union
  3. The BREXIT
  4. Amancio Ortega: the third richest men in the World
  5. Foreign trade of the European Union (EU)
  6. The enlargement of the European Union
  7. International Relations of the European Union: the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the European Economic Area (EEA), Asia-Europe (ASEM), the ASEAN, the Cotonou Agreement, and the Agadir Agreement.
  8. European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  9. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  10. The EU as a member of the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation
  11. Christianity in Europe

2- Doing Business in the European Union countries

1. Economic Profile of the member countries of the EU

2. The five major economies of the European Union

  1. Germany: the leading European economy and political leader of the European Union [3]
  2. The United Kingdom: How will BREXIT affect the second EU economy? [3]
  3. France: the third European economy, the importance of the Francophonie [3]
  4. Italy: the fourth largest EU economy [2]
  5. Spain: the fifth European economy, a gateway to Latin America [2]

3. The Scandinavian countries of the EU

  1. Sweden: a service economy based on technological innovation [1]
  2. Finland: one of the highest welfare system in the world [1]

4. Other continental countries of the European Union

  1. Austria: one of the richest nations in the world [1]
  2. Belgium: Brussels, the political centre of the EU [1]
  3. Denmark: one of the least corrupt countries [1]
  4. The Netherlands: The Port of Rotterdam, the largest in the EU [1]
  5. Luxembourg: one of the biggest financial centres in Europe [1]

5. The case of Portugal: a service-oriented economy, the connection with the Lusophony [1]

6. The case of Greece: the country with the largest merchant marine in the world [1]

7. The island countries of the European Union

  1. Ireland: the Celtic Tiger [1]
  2. Cyprus: the world's fourth largest ocean fleet [1]
  3. Malta: a strategic position between Europe and the MENA Region (the North of Africa and the Middle East) [1]

8. The countries of the European Union that belonged to the Soviet Union

  1. Bulgaria: an economy based on the metallurgical sector [1]
  2. Slovakia: an automotive economic power [1]
  3. Hungary: the largest producer of mobile phones in the European Union [1]
  4. The Czech Republic: a highly exporting Central European country [1]
  5. Poland: the largest market in Central Europe [1]
  6. Romania: one of the largest exporters of agricultural products of the EU [1]

9. The countries of the European Union that were part of Yugoslavia:

  1. Croatia: the last country to join the EU [1]
  2. Slovenia: an exporter of winter sports products [1]

10. The Baltic Tigers of the European Union

  1. Estonia: the most digital country of the EU [1]
  2. Latvia: a very high human development country [1]
  3. Lithuania: one of the EU countries with largest economic growth [1]

3- International Relations of the European Union (EU).

  1. European Union Enlargement
  2. European Neighbourhood Policy
  3. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  4. EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  5. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  6. Agadir Agreement
  7. Black Sea Synergy
  8. European Union-Africa: the Cotonou Agreement
  9. European Union-South Caucasus
  10. European Union-Western Balkans

4- Deepen trade relations with strategic partners.

  1. European Union-United States
  2. European Union-Russia
  3. European Union-People's Republic of China
  4. European Union-India

5- European Union's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

  1. European Union-Andean Community (FTA with Colombia and Peru)
  2. European Union-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  4. European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement
  5. European Union-Central America Association Agreement
  6. European Economic Area: the European Union-European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  7. European Union-South Korea Free Trade Agreement
  8. European Union-ASEAN
  9. European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  10. European Union-Turkey Customs Union
  11. Economic Partnership Agreement CARIFORUM-European Union (EU)
  12. European Union-Ivory Coast Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  13. Association Agreement European Union (EU)-Algeria
  14. The European Union-Georgia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

6- Other regional institutions related to the European Union (Summary).

  1. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  2. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  4. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  5. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
  6. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Observer)
  7. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)


Subject “The European Union” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Europe, and Economic Relations

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Master in International Business European Union students

The main objective of the subject “The European Union (EU)” is to offer an overview of the complex workings of the European Union and its institutions, the EU economy and the business opportunities in the European market to develop a business plan for EU markets.

  1. To learn to do business in the European Union (EU)
  2. To analyse the influence of Christianity in the EU
  3. To analyse foreign trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region
  4. To know business opportunities in the European Union
  5. To examine the international relations and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  6. To design a business plan for the European Union Markets

Intended to: subject intended for all those wanting to specialise in the European Union.

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement

Member States of the European Union (EU) are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Sweden.

  1. On July 1, 2013, Croatia became the 28th member state of the EU.
  2. The EU population is 508 millions of people

The European Union:
European Union Foreign Trade

Religions in the European Union: Christianity (Catholicism, Orthodox, Protestantism, Anglicans).

EENI - European Students:
EENI European Students

Samples - the EU

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

Economic Partnership Agreement CARIFORUM-European Union

European Union-Turkey Customs Union

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