What Countries Are Inside The EU?

The European Union has been in existence since 1950 and is now one of the most prolific and successful unions in the world. There are currently 26-member countries in the EU, despite the United Kingdom having voted to leave the Union in 2016. Due to the trade rules in place in the EU, sending a parcel to one of these countries has never been easier. The current member countries include:

Austria –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1995
Capital: Vienna
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 1 December 2007

Belgium –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital Brussels
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Bulgaria –

Joined the EU: 1 January 2007
Capital: Sofia
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Schengen Area Member: Not a member

Croatia –

Joined the EU: 1 July 2013
Capital: Zagreb
Currency: Croatian Kuna
Schengen Area Member: Not a member

Cyprus –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Nicosia
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: Not a member

Czech Republic –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Prague
Currency: Czech Koruna
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Denmark –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1973
Capital: Copenhagen
Currency: Danish Krone
Schengen Area Member: 25 March 2001

Estonia –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Tallinn
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Finland –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1995
Capital: Helsinki
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 25 March 2001

France –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital: Paris
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Germany –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital: Berlin
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Greece –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1981
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 1 January 2000

Hungary

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Budapest
Currency: Hungarian Forint
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Ireland –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1973
Capital: Dublin
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: Not a member

Italy –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 October 1997

Latvia –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Riga
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Lithuania –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Vilnius
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Luxembourg –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital: Luxembourg
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Malta –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Valletta
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Netherlands –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1958
Capital: Amsterdam
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Poland –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Warsaw
Currency: Polish Złoty
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Portugal –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1986
Capital: Lisbon
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Romania –

Joined the EU: 1 January 2007
Capital: Bucharest
Currency: Romanian Leu
Schengen Area Member: Not a member

Slovakia –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Bratislava
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Slovenia –

Joined the EU: 1 May 2004
Capital: Ljubljana
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 21 December 2007

Spain –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1986
Capital: Madrid
Currency: Euro
Schengen Area Member: 26 March 1995

Sweden –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1995
Capital: Stockholm
Currency: Swedish Krona
Schengen Area Member: 25 March 2001

United Kingdom –

Joined the EU: 1 January 1973
Capital: London
Currency: Pound Sterling
Schengen Area Member: Not a member.