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The EU Made Simple is a comprehensive introductory guide to the European Union explained in simple terms. Packed with the latest information, the guide also serves as a practical reference book useful for anyone interested in the European Union and how it works.

This completely updated and revised fifth edition provides

• an in-depth introduction to the European institutions and EU policymaking,

• a clear explanation of the EU’s responsibilities,

• contributions from decisionmakers detailing their roles in the process,

• a historical overview of the EU’s development,

• a who’s who of key figures,

• a jargon guide,

• diagrams, illustrations, maps, and much more.

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