Eurosystem

The successive enlargement of the EU

It has been a long journey to reach the current number of members states:

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  • 1952: Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands
  • 1973: Denmark, Ireland and United Kingdom (left on 31 January 2020)
  • 1981: Greece
  • 1986: Spain and Portugal
  • 1995: Austria, Finland and Sweden
  • 2004: Cyprus, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungria, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland and Czech Republic
  • 2007: Bulgaria and Romania
  • 2013: Croatia
  • Candidate countries: Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey