EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES
*On the 23rd June, 2016 a referendum was held in the UK to ascertain whether or not they wished to remain in the European Union.
The UK voted to leave 52% to 48%.
On the 29th March, 2017, the UK Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, triggered Article 50 which marked the start of two years of negotiations prior to Britain's exit which should be before 29th March, 2019.
On the 1st January, 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union increasing the number of member states to 27.
The original 15 countries were:-
Austria - Belgium - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece Ireland - Italy - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Portugal - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom*
Joined by 10 others on the 1st May, 2004.
Cyprus - Czech Republic - Estonia - Hungary - Latvia - Lithuania Malta - Poland - Slovakia - Slovenia.
Latest 2 additions on 1st January, 2007.
Bulgaria and Romania
Thirteen of these countries currently use the Euro as their currency:-
Joined 1st January, 2007
|Cyprus||Joined 1st January, 2008|
|Malta||Joined 1st January, 2008|
|Slovakia||Joined 1st January, 2009|
The conversion rates for the first countries to sign up, were established on 1st January, 1999. These rates are fixed as follows:-
More detailed information can be found at -
|The Currency Exchange Calculator|
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