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European Economic Area (Western Civilization)



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Syllabus of the Subject

Economic Integration, European Economic Area. Christianity in Europe


  1. Introduction to the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization
  2. Influence of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism) on the European Economic Area
  3. European Economic Integration of the Western Civilization (Economic Organizations, Trade Agreements)
    1. The EU
      1. European Union: The largest single market in the World
      2. International relations of the EU
      3. The EU interactions with the other civilizations
    2. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    3. The case of the UK (BREXIT)
  4. Other economic institutions in Europe


The aims of the subject “European Economic Area” are the following:

  1. To define the characteristics of the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization
  2. To analyze the influence of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism) on the European Economic Area
  3. To know the economic profile of the European Countries
  4. To understand the European economic integration processes of the Western Civilization
  5. To explore the economic relations with the other civilizations (Sinic, Hindu, Islamic, African, Buddhist) and the other areas of the Western Civilization (Latin America, U.S.)
  6. To analyze the main Economic Organizations related to the European Economic Area

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The Subject “European Economic Area (Western Civilization)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Introduction to the EU, Christianity & Business.

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Ethics, Religions & Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Civilización Europea Study Doctorate in International Business in French Civilization Europe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Civilização Européia.

Why study “Christianity and Business”?.

  1. Credits of the Subject “European Economic Area”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Download the Syllabus of the Subject “European Economic Area” (PDF).



1- Introduction to the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization

  1. Characterization of the European Economic Area
  2. Economic Profile of the region

2- Christianity in Europe.

  1. Catholicism in Europe
  2. Protestantism in Europe
  3. Anglicans
  4. Judaism and Agnosticism in Europe

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

3- European Economic Integration of the Western Civilization (Economic Organizations, Trade Agreements)

European Union.

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

  1. Economic Profile of the European Union (EU) countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden
  2. Amancio Ortega, one of the richest men in the world

The EU and Their Institutions

European Union: World's largest single market- European Single Market (PDF).

United Kingdom (BREXIT).

Institutions of the EU

  1. European Commission
  2. European Parliament
  3. European Council
  4. European Economic and Social Committee
  5. Court of Justice
  6. European Investment Bank
  7. Committee of the Regions
  8. Court of Auditors
  9. Decentralized Agencies

European Single Market

European Single Market.

European Single Market (EU) Services Directive. European Digital Single Market (PDF).

  1. European Single Market
  2. Services Directive of the EU
  3. Digital Single Market
  4. Taxation System
  5. European Economic and Monetary Union
  6. European Central Bank
  7. European Customs Union

EU International Relations

Foreign Policy of the EU: 19% of the world trade. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)... (PDF).

  1. European Foreign Policy
  2. European External Action Service

Economic Relations of the EU.

  1. EU Enlargement
  2. EU Agreements
  3. GSP
  4. Foreign trade of the EU
  5. Export to the EU

European Union: Association and Trade Agreements with the third countries

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Interactions of the EU with the other civilizations.

  1. The EU with the other economic areas of the Western Civilization:
    1. Europe (Non-EU)
      1. European Economic Area (with the EFTA)
      2. Central European Initiative
      3. European Neighborhood Policy
        1. Black Sea Synergy
        2. EU-South Caucasus
        3. EU-Western Balkans
        4. Eastern Partnership
    2. Latin America. Free Trade Agreements with the Andean Community, MERCOSUR, Chile, Mexico, Central America, and the CARIFORUM
    3. North America.
      1. The U.S.. Relationships between the EU and the U.S.. Future Agreement
      2. EU-Canada CETA Trade Agreement
  2. The EU with the African Civilization
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. EU-Algeria Association Agreement
    3. Trade Agreements with Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, and Cameroon
  3. The EU with the Islamic Civilization
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    2. Agadir Agreement
    3. EU-Turkey Customs Union
    4. Trade Agreement with the GCC, Jordan, Lebanon..
  4. The EU with the Orthodox Civilization:
    1. Relationships between the EU and Russia
    2. Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
  5. The EU with the Hindu Civilization:
    1. EU-India Agreement
  6. The EU with the Sinic Civilization:
    1. Relationships between the EU and China
    2. FTA with South Korea
  7. Other Inter-Civilizations agreements:
    1. FTA with the ASEAN
    2. Asia-Europe Meeting
    3. The EU is an observer of the SAARC

North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor (Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France)

Foreign Trade and Business in CEFTA Countries

European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

  1. Economic Profile of the European Free Trade Association Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  2. EFTA Free Trade Agreements
    1. Middle East: Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Lebanon
    2. Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, SACU
    3. Asia: Singapore, India, South Korea, the Philippines
    4. America: Canada, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Central America
    5. Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Trans-European Transport Corridors

Trans-European Corridors.

  1. Atlantic Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX
  13. Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia
  14. Afghanistan-Turkey Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  15. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor
  16. Trans-Caspian Corridor

Other Economic Institutions in Europe.

  1. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  2. UNECE
  3. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Map of the European economic integration of the Western Civilization.

Europe Free Trade Agreements


The Christian Countries (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox) mainly compose Europe.

The European Countries that are part of the European Economic Area of the Christian-Western Civilization:

  1. Member States of the EU with Catholic or Protestant majorities: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Sweden
  2. EFTA States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland
  3. The case of the UK (BREXIT)
  4. Other European Countries: Andorra, Monaco, and San Marino

Civilizations and Economic Integration

Germany is the Central State of the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization, while France and the UK (until Brexit) have a significant influence.

The EU is the largest trading bloc in the World (19% of the total world's trade).

The European Countries that are not part of the European Economic Area of the Western Civilization are:

Orthodox Christianity, Ethics and Global Business

  1. Countries with Orthodox majorities of the EU (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Romania) are integrated economically in the European Area of the Western Civilization, but from a cultural, religious and historical point of view fit better with the Orthodox Civilization
  2. Other European Countries with Orthodox majorities (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine) and consider as a part of the Orthodox Civilization
  3. The European Countries with Muslim majorities (Albania -62% Muslim-, Azerbaijan, Turkey) consider them as members of the Islamic Civilization

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP, European Union) Everything But Arms arrangement (EBA)



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