WHICH EU COUNTRY INTRODUCED THE INTERNET AS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT IN 2020? 

In the Baltic state of Estonia, access to the internet has been a fundamental right since 2020 – just like education or freedom of expression

HOW MANY COUNTRIES ARE PART OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY?

The countries who are members of the European Union are currently 27. They have been 28 from July 1st, 2013, when Croatia entered the EU, to January 31st, 2020, when the UK finalized the so-called “Brexit” process, as a result of a referendum that took place in June 2016.

WHO IS THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION?

Ursula Von der Leyen is the President of the European Commission since December 1st 2019, first woman to hold this office. In her political career she has been Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and Minister of Defence in Germany, being part of different Angela Merkel‘s cabinets. She was born and raised in Brussels, so Europe was definitely in her future.

HOW MANY ARE THE OFFICIAL CANDIDATES TO ENTER EU?

Currently 8 countries have the status of official candidates to enter the EU: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye and Ukraine.

HOW MANY ARE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES IN THE EU?

The EU has 24 official languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish

WHEN ERASMUS PROGRAMME WAS BORN?

Established in 1987, the Erasmus program, later to become Erasmus+, was created to provide growth and learning opportunities for university students. The first beneficiaries were about 3,000. To date, Erasmus+ participants are more than 13 million.

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