Sharing EU values

You are head of government of Euritania. You want to join the EU.

To join the EU you have to be geographically a part of Europe. And you have to meet certain standards. You have to elect your government, provide a free market for business, treat people properly and get everybody to keep the law.

To see if you share EU values, we would like you read the questions below and give a yes or no answer to each of them.

We stress that these are not the actual questions we shall be asking when we get into serious negotiations but they will give you an idea of what we are after.

When you have answered all the questions, click the button at the bottom to see the result. N.B. And questions with neither yes or no selected will be calculated as if you have answered no.

Questions

Democracy

1. As head of government were you directly elected by your citizens?
Or did you get the job by being the head of the political party or
coalition of parties that form the government?

yes no

2. Do you have a parliament with elected representatives like MPs?

yes no

3. Are representatives elected by secret ballot?

yes no

4. Do all citizens aged 18 and above have the vote?

yes no

5. Do you have independent political parties?

yes no

Business

6. Can people own property?

yes no

7. Can people set up companies and trade?

yes no

8. Do companies have to publish their accounts?

yes no

9. Do you have laws that protect inventions, such as patents, copyright and trademarks?

yes no

10. Do you have laws against bribery?

yes no

Human rights

11. If you once had the death penalty have you now abolished it?

yes no

12. Do you have trial by jury for all criminal offences?

yes no

13. Do you have a time limit in which people can be kept in custody without being charged?

yes no

14. Do you treat all people in all areas of life equally with no discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, disability?

yes no

15. Is there freedom of expression including the right to criticise your government?

yes no

16. Do people have the right to hold peaceful demonstrations in public places?

yes no

17. Do people have the right to form associations such as political parties and trades unions?

yes no

18. Do you have a free press and television?

yes no

19. Are you a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention that protects applicants for asylum?

yes no

Rule of law

20. Do you have an independent legal system

yes no

21. Are laws enforced by authorities that are accountable to your citizens?

yes no

22. Do citizens have the right of appeal when they think the law is unfair?

yes no

23. Do all citizens above a certain income, pay income tax?

yes no

24. Do you collect at least 50 per cent of the tax that is due to you?

yes no

The environment

25. Do you have laws against pollution?

yes no

26. Are people required to recycle a proportion of their waste?

yes no

27. Are there birds and animals that are protected?

yes no

28. Are you a signatory to CITES that prohibits trading in endangered species of animals and plants?

yes no

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