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Friday, June 24, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "Louis Fought" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

I can run but I can't walk, I have a mouth but I can't talk, a head but I can't think, a bed but I can't sleep.

Who am I?

ANSWER: A river.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union."


HINT: An influential but controversial British politician and Leader of its Conservative Party.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Last night the people of Great Britain made the historic vote to leave the European Union. Whether Britain's exit will spell disaster for Britain or the EU will be decided in the next few years. But the EU still has 28 (or 27 now) member states and a history going back 64 years.

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After World War II, European integration was seen as an antidote to the extreme nationalism which had devastated the continent. The 1948 Hague Congress was a pivotal moment in European federal history, as it led to the creation of the European Movement International and of the College of Europe, where Europe's future leaders would live and study together.

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1952 saw the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, which was declared to be "a first step in the federation of Europe."

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In 1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed the Treaty of Rome, which created the European Economic Community (EEC) and established a customs union.

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Through the 1960s, tensions began to show, with France seeking to limit supranational power. Nevertheless, in 1965 an agreement was reached and on 1 July 1967 the Merger Treaty created a single set of institutions for the three communities, which were collectively referred to as the European Communities.

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The European Union was formally established when the Maastricht Treaty came into force on 1 November 1993. The treaty also gave the name European Community to the EEC, even if it was referred as such before the treaty.

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In 2002, euro banknotes and coins replaced national currencies in 12 of the member states. Since then, the eurozone has increased to encompass 19 countries.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union."

ANSWER: David Cameron

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