How does the EU work?

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On Thursday, Europe goes to the polls for the European Parliament elections, with populist nationalists (like Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party) expected to make big gains. Here’s a simple animated guide to how the EU works, and why these elections could decide the future of a divided continent.

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Activities

  1. Write down three ways that the European Union directly affects your life.
  2. Time for a mock European Parliament election! Choose one UK party that is standing in these elections. Research their main policies, give a two-minute speech — using persuasive techniques — to win your class’s support. Compare your class results to the real-life polls.