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


    • 18 september 2016

      European Heritage Days

    • How can Europeans be brought to realise that their cultural heritage both unites and differentiates them, and that this heritage is a vehicle for mutual discovery and understanding?

      To take up this triple challenge, the Council of Europe in 1991 launched the European Heritage Days [EHD], an initiative which in 1999 became a joint Council of Europe-European Commission action.

      Throughout Europe during the weekends of September, the European Heritage Days opens up numerous sites and monuments, some normally closed to the public.

      The 49 States party to the Council of Europe Cultural Convention will be actively involved in this initiative, and it is forecast that more than 30 000 sites and monuments participating in the event will have some 20 million visitors.

    • 21 september 2016

      International Day of Peace

    • Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
    • 26 september 2016

      European Day of Languages

    • At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.
      On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences.