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


    • 2 june 2016

      Italy's National Holiday

    • During the aftermath of World War II, Italy became a Republic on 2 June, 1946, following the referendum that ended the Italian monarchy. This event on 2 June is celebrated each year as Republic Day.
    • 5 june 2016

      Denamrk's National Holiday

    • Amongst the European revolutions that began in 1848, King Frederick VII accepted the principle of a constiutional monarchy in 1849. The first Danish liberal Constitution was signed on 5 June, 1849 and became Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag). Unlike most countries Constitution Day is marked by political meetings rather than any sort of military ceremony.
    • 14 june 2016

      World Blood Donor Day

    • For many years, the Council of Europe has been supporting World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), which is a worldwide event organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to honour and give thanks to those people who give the gift of life through blood donation.