(as of January 1, 2014)
identifies the original twelve members
In addition to the original members of the European Union (EU), Austria, Finland and Sweden joined on January 1, 1995, and then on May 1, 2004, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta joined. Bulgaria and Romania joined on January 1, 2007.
Currently Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey are candidate countries.