As of 2012, the EU currently has 27 members:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom
The 28th member, Croatia, due to join on 1st July 2013.
All other countries in the world are not members of the EU.
As of the 1st of July 2013, there are 28 countries that are members of the European Union.
There are currently 27 member states.
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Norway rejected membership to the European Union.
There are 27 EU countries.
Countries in Europe should join the EU because it makes a sucure government and also the people can access banks that are wihtin the EU
Countries that are located in Europe or are considered Europeanized countries can join the European Union. Europeanized countries are countries whose culture is adopted from Europe and that have a large European population. For example, Iceland, Norway, or the Ukraine can join the EU since they are all located in Europe, and thus are European countries. But the United States, Canada, or Israel could also join the EU since they are all Europeanized countries. They must also be democratic, with an economic system that is compatible with that of the other EU countries.
yes anyone can join the eu, not just the countries in Europe. if you look at history of eu Greenland was once a member and that was in Americas (well just off) XDAnswer 2No. To join the EU a country must satisfy the requirements if the EU.It must be a European country.It must be a democratic country.It must agree to join the EU customs union. I.e. no customs duties between the country and the other countries of the EU. And no customs checks at EU internal borders.It must agree to the EU rules on freedom of movement. I.e. all citizens of all EU countries have equal rights to live and work in all EU countries.It must agree to EU principles of Human Rights.
They most likely do not see the need to join as they think they can prosper more so on their own and the EU will just drag them down. This idea is somewhat becoming widespread, as the EU deals with its massive economic problems. However, this doesn't quite wave a red flag for all European countries, as the EU is looking to expand to help its economic problems. Currently, all European countries with the exception of Switzerland and Belarus plan to join the EU, and even some countries outside of Europe plan on joining or are being sought out by the EU (such as Israel).
They joined the EU in 2004 on the 1st of may. Since then they have been added to the list of EU countries.
The three countries are Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey are official candidates to join the EU. Two did get their candidacy accepted. Macedonia is waiting for acceptance.