The Member States of the European Union

 

28 countries

 
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In the Fifties, when the composition and functionality of the European Institutions was drafted, the European Community had only six member states. Since that time the Union has expanded six times and now consists of 28 member states. Altogether the Union forms a space with 508 million inhabitants.




The member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
 
 

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General information, maps about the member states (facts about geography, history, culture, economy…)
 
 
Useful addresses to obtain brochures about a country
 

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European diary


    • 3 december 2016

      International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.

    • 6 december 2016

      Finland's National Holiday

    • On 6 December 1917, Finland adopted its Declaration of Independence.
      It had been part of the Kingdom of Sweden between the 12th and 19th centuries before becoming an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire in 1809.
      Finland adopted a new constitution in July 1919 and became a Republic with a president as its head of state, but Russia did not recognize Finland's independence until 1920.

    • 10 december 2016

      Human Rights Day

    • Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.