EU at a Glance
With 28 Member States and more than 500 million citizens, the European Union is a unique economic and political partnership. It has delivered half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity, helped raise living standards, launched a single European currency, and is progressively building a single Europe-wide market in which people, goods, services, and capital move among Member States as freely as within one country.
The EU is active in a wide range of policy areas, from human rights to transport and trade. Here you can find out more about EU policies in various areas and further links to institutions and relevant legislation and other documents.
Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world, the EU should become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Here you can find how it works.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Visit the Eurostat website for facts and figures on a vast array of demographic, economic and social issues.
What do people expect from politics on the European level? What are their concerns and hopes? The political pulse is taken regularly in the Eurobarometer polls and here you can find the results of the polls both at the European level and for your community.