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European Union Members

(as of January 1, 2014)

identifies the original twelve members

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • 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

Newest EU 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.

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This page was last updated on August 7, 2015.