Austria. Austria is a member country of the EU since January 1, 1995 with its geographic size of 83,879 kmÂ², and population number 8,576,234, as per 2015. Belgium. Bulgaria. Croatia. Cyprus. The Czech Republic. Denmark. Estonia.
Capital: Vienna; Official EU language(s): German; EU member country: since 1 January. . Euro area member since 1 January 2015; Schengen: Schengen area
At present, May 9 is celebrated annually as Europe Day. The first agreement establishing the European Economic Community was signed in 1957 by six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Denmark, Ireland, and the UK joined in 1973, Greece in 1981, Spain and Portugal in 1986.
The European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) – which countries are in the EU and EEA, the single market and free movement of goods, capital, .
Since that time the Union has expanded six times and now consists of 28 member states. Altogether the Union forms a space with 508 million inhabitants.