What is the European Union (EU)?

The European Union (EU) is a group of countries. They have common standards and policies for economic development, democracy, immigration and the environment. Most EU countries use the Euro as their currency.

The EU countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.1

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not in the EU, but they are in the European Economic Area.

List of European Union countries

Sources and footnotes
  1. europa.eu, gov.uk