Membership in the European Union

MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND CANDIDATES

EU member countries

Sixth expansion:

 

Croatia

2013.
Fifth Extension (Part Two):


Bulgaria
Romania

2007.
Fifth extension (part one):


 Estonia
Cyprus
 Latvia
 Lithuania
Malta
Hungary
 Poland
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
Czech Republic

2004.
Fourth expansion:


Austria
Finland
Sweden

1995.
Third extension:


 Portugal
Spain

1986.
Second extension:


 Greece

1981.
First extension:


 Denmark
Ireland
United Kingdom

1973.
Founding countries:


 Belgium
The Netherlands
Luxembourg
West Germany
 France
Italy

1952.

Candidates for EU membership

Albania -
granted candidate status for EU membership
27. 06. 2014. godine
Serbia -
granted candidate status for EU membership
01. 03. 2012. godine
Montenegro -
granted candidate status for EU membership
17. 12. 2010. godine
FYR Macedonia -
granted candidate status for EU membership
16. 12. 2005. godine
Turkey -
granted candidate status for EU membership
11. 12. 1999. godine

Potential candidates:


Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Kosovo* (*in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1244/99)