The Government and Politics of the European Union

Seventh edition

by Neill Nugent

Country Profiles

Click on a member state name to access key information on the country.

Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Cyprus | Czech Rep. | Demark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | The UK

Europe and EU Membership Map

1. Croatia | 2. Bosnia & Herzegovina | 3. Serbia | 4. Montenegro | 5. Former Yogoslav Republic Macedonia | 6. Albania | 7. Swizterland | 8. Moldova | 9. Slovenia

icon Founding members (1952 ECSC; 1958 EEC and Euratom): Belgium, France, (West) Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands. The territory of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was incorporated into a UNited Germany in 1990.

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First enlargement (1973): Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom.

icon Mediterranean enlargement: Greece (1981); Portugal, Spain (1986).

icon EFTA enlargement (1995): Austria, Finland, Sweden.

icon 2004 enlargement: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia.

icon 2007: Bulgaria, Romania