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Unit 7 Vocabulary

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supranational cooperation
a form of international cooperation where countries give up some control of what happens in their country as they work together to achieve shared goals
common market
a group of countries that acts as a single market for trading, without trade barriers between member countries
tariffs
taxes on goods that are sold across country borders
parliament
an elected body of government, chosen by the people, to make laws and oversee that the government is running properly
net migration rate
is the difference between the number of immigrants (people coming into an area) and the number of emigrants (people leaving an area) in a year
asylum
the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
trade bloc
are usually groups of countries in specific regions that manage and promote trade activities
Schengen Zone
is an area comprising 26 European countries that have officially abolished passport and all other types of border control at their shared borders
currency
a type of money specific to a country (from the Latin curren, -entis, meaning "in circulation")
drought
a prolonged period of unusually low rainfall and a shortage of water resulting from this
forced displacement
the forced movement of people from their homes and jobs, caused by a number of factors, the most common being armed conflict (i.e. refugees, "IDPs")
civil war
a war between citizens of the same country
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