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Which countries are EU contributors?

EU-27 contributions (2007–13)

Member state Total national contributions (€ millions) Average net contributions (€ millions)
France 128,839 5,914
Germany 144,350 9,507
Greece 14,454 -4,706
Hungary 5,860 -2,977

Are countries in the EU sovereign?

EU Member States and institutions The unique feature of the EU is that, although the Member States all remain sovereign and independent states, they have decided to pool some of their ‘sovereignty’ in areas where it makes sense to work together.

How the EU is funded?

The EU’s sources of income include: contributions from member countries; import duties on products from outside the EU; a new contribution based on non-recycled plastic packaging waste; and fines imposed when businesses fail to comply with EU rules.

Who benefits from the European Union?

Since 1957, the European Union has benefited its citizens by working for peace and prosperity. It helps protect our basic political, social and economic rights. Although we may take them for granted, these benefits improve our daily lives.

How many sovereign countries are in Europe?

50 sovereign states
There are 50 sovereign states with territory located within the common definition of Europe and/or membership in international European organisations that are almost universally recognized internationally.

How are ingredients designated in the US and Europe?

In Europe, the regulation N°1169/2011 defines the requirements related to this ingredients list. In the US, the section 101.4, Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) specifies how ingredients must be designated.

Who is a long-term resident of the European Union?

A long-term resident in the European Union is a person who is not a citizen of an EU country but has resided legally and continuously within its territory for five years with a means of support (i.e. without recourse to the social assistance system of the host country) and fulfills some further requirements, as defined in Directive 2003/109/EC.

Which is the official Cosmetic Ingredient Database of the EU?

CosIng is EU’s official database for cosmetic ingredients. It has not only included cosmetic ingredients listed in previous inventory of cosmetic ingredients, but also included the latest list of banned/restricted cosmetic ingredients in EU.