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The EU at a glance

With 28 Member States and 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.

Find out here how the EU and its institutions work and learn more about the legal foundations and the finances of the Union.

Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon amends the current EU and EC treaties, without replacing them. It provides the Union with the legal framework and tools necessary to meet future challenges and to respond to citizens' demands. The Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009, following its ratification by all the Member States. Here you can find the full text of the current EU treaties and related information.

EU 2020

Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world, we want the EU to 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. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy. Here you can find how it works.

Policies

The EU is active in a wide range of policy areas, from human rights to transport and trade, where Member States have transferred some of their law-making authority to the Union. Here you can find out more about EU policies in various areas and further links to institutions and relevant legislation and other documents.

Statistics

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. Go to the Eurostat site where you can find facts and figures on a vast array of demographic, economic and social issues.

Eurobarometer

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 European and at national level.

EU Glossary

If you are dealing with the EU and you are often met with seemingly complicated technical terms then visit the EU Glossary which will aid your understanding of the terms.

Additional information

European Commission in Cyprus

Contact

Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus

Address

EU House

30 Byron Avenue

1096 Nicosia

Phone

work Tel.:
+357 22 81 77 70

Fax

fax Fax:
+357 22 76 89 26

E-Mail


Europe Direct Larnaca

Address

Square King’s Paul & Zenon Kitieos 1

6023 Larnaca

Phone

work Tel.:
+357 24 62 09 93

Fax

fax Fax:
+357 24 62 09 93

E-Mail

URL

Website
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Europe Direct Limassol

Address

corner Athinon and Nikos Xiouta str.

3040 Limassol

Phone

work Tel.:
+357 25 00 20 44 and +357 25 00 20 27

Fax

fax Fax:
+357 25 00 27 63

E-Mail

URL

Website
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Europe Direct Nicosia

Address

Home for Cooperation

28 Marcou Dracou Street

1102 Nicosia

Phone

work Tel.:
+357 22 44 57 40 (ext. 111) / +90 548 834 5740

Fax

fax Fax:
+357 22 66 00 61

E-Mail

URL

Website
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Europe Direct Pafos

Address

26, 25th of March str.

8100 Pafos

Phone

work Tel.:
+357 26 93 55 00

Fax

fax Fax:
+357 26 91 10 32

E-Mail

URL

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