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Last Updated: Monday July 02 2007 12:26 GMT

Who's in the EU?

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Already members

These are the 27 countries in the EU with the dates when they joined.

  • Belgium 1957
  • France 1957
  • Netherlands 1957
  • Germany 1957
  • Italy 1957
  • Luxembourg 1957
  • Denmark 1973
  • Ireland 1973
  • UK 1973
  • Greece 1981
  • Portugal 1986
  • Spain 1986
  • Austria 1995
  • Finland 1995
  • Sweden 1995
  • Hungary 2004
  • Poland 2004
  • Czech Republic 2004
  • Slovak Republic 2004
  • Slovenia 2004
  • Estonia 2004
  • Latvia 2004
  • Lithuania 2004
  • Malta 2004
  • Cyprus 2004
  • Bulgaria 2007
  • Romania 2007
In January 2007, the European Union had 494 million citizens.


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