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3.1The growth of the European Union: a summary55
5.1Five most recent presidents of the Commission79
5.2The rotating presidency of the Council of Ministers, 2007–1285
5.3QMV in the Union of twenty-seven states89
5.4The treaties and institutional change: a summary91
6.1Transposition into national law of internal market rules, pre the Fifth Enlargement109
7.1Examples of referendums held on EU-related matters124
8.1Trend in average turnout across the European Union since 1979133
8.2Electoral systems currently in use within the European Union138
8.3European elections in 2004: the results142
8.4The UK outcome of the 2004 euro-election144
8.5Representation of member states in the European Parliament145
9.1Composition of the European Parliament (August 2007)160
S4I.1Level of EU involvement in a range of key policy areas193
11.1EU budget, 2005198
11.2Contributions to and payments from the European Union in 2002 by member states200
S5I.1Varying attitudes towards membership in the member states in July 2006244
14.1Countries of the Fifth Enlargement (Central and Eastern part i)262
14.2Countries of the Fifth Enlargement (Central and Eastern part ii)266

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