Advertisement

European Union member states

From Academic Kids

Missing image
Ee-map.png
EU member states and candidates
Contents

Current members

There are currently 25 member states in the European Union. Together with their dates of accession, these are:

Future and prospective members

Main article: Enlargement of the European Union

Acceding nations

Acceding countries (with year of submitting and accession):

Candidate nations

The following states have submitted applications for EU membership (with year of submitting):

Other nations

  • 2005, Ukraine, is seeking membership, though no formal negotiations have begun yet.
  • Switzerland has a long-standing EU membership application. The Swiss government's stated long-term aim is for Switzerland to join the EU when certain key conditions are met [1] (http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/e/home/foreign/eu.html#0004). A recent study by the Demoscope institute found that 51% percent of those polled were against EU membership.
  • Norway has previously submitted applications, but twice rejected membership in referenda. In November 2004, a study by the Opinion Institute found 56% of those who expressed an opinion were in favour of joining the EU, ten years after rejecting the idea by referendum. A representative of the institute stated that this has been the balance of power for two to three years. This was confirmed by another poll in April 2005. After two rejections of the EU constitution in France and Netherlands, 59% of Norwegians were opposed to membership in the EU according to a survey taken immediately after the referenda. Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, a leading figure in the 1994 'no' campaign who now sees the benfits of intergration, plans to raise the subject of joining midway through the next parliment, although the matter will not form part of his election manifesto. Norway's two largest political parties, Labor and the Conservative Party, are largely pro-EU but supporters of EU membership say they are waiting for public opinion to stabilise before launching a third campaign. A new EU membership debate will be started after 2007, when a date for a referendum will be set and, pending a positive outcome, negotiations will be launched on Norway's accession.

Special member state territories

Maps

European Commission maps of the EU are available: [2] (http://europa.eu.int/comm/mediatheque/multimedia/select/maps_en.html),

See also


European Union (EU) and candidates for enlargement Missing image
European_flag.png
Flag of the European Union

Member countries: Austria | Belgium | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom

Acceding countries joining on January 1, 2007: Bulgaria | Romania

Other recognised candidate countries: Croatia | Turkey

cs:Členové EU

cy:Aelod-gwladwriaethau yr Undeb Ewropeaidd el:Κράτη μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης fr:tats membres de l'Union europenne hu:Az Eurpai Uni tagllamai nl:Lijst van lidstaten van de Europese Unie sr:Државе чланице Европске уније

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools