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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 September, 2003, 18:03 GMT 19:03 UK
Brussels brainbuster
Gerhard Schroeder, Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair
Test your knowledge of the European Union and your grasp of the trivia of the Brussels bureaucracy in our lighthearted quiz.

Submit your results at the end to find out if you are a Euro-star, or a Euro-starter.

Which politician headed the convention, which drew up Europe's draft constitution?
A: Silvio Berlusconi of Italy
B: Germany's Helmut Kohl
C: Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France
The term "acquis communautaire" is sometimes used in Brussels. What does it mean?
A: The EU as it is
B: Common Agricultural Policy
C: Community acquisition programme
Before a country can join the eurozone it has to cross several hurdles - including a low budget deficit and low inflation. What are these hurdles called?
A: Petersburg tasks
B: Copenhagen criteria
C: Maastricht criteria
What is the EU's official fraud investigation body called?
A: Sven
B: Olaf
C: Jens
In which city is the European Investment Bank located?
A: Frankfurt
B: Luxembourg
C: Brussels
Which three countries are official candidates for EU membership?
A: Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine
B: Turkey, Romania, Ukraine
C: Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania
How many stars will the EU flag have after the next batch of new members joins in May 2004?
A: 12
B: 15
C: 25
If the European ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros cannot persuade a European institution to accept his findings what does he do?
A: File a case at the European Court of Justice
B: Report to the European parliament
C: Fine the offender
What do Brussels bureaucrats mean by the word "comitology"?
A: EU-backed research into the threat of meteorites colliding with the earth?
B: The process of persuading members to sign up for EU laws they don't like
C: The need for the European Commission to consult expert committees when implementing law
What does the term QMV stand for?
A: Quality Motor Vehicle - a term used in the harmonisation of second-hand car sales
B: Qualified Majority Voting - system of weighted voting
C: Quietly Made Valid - jargon for ratifying directives without referendums

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