EU Stands For European Union
The EU has 27 (Countries) member states – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
EU candidate countries – These are the countries that are already in the process of incorporating EU legislation into national law.
Turkey, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania.
There are three more potential candidates – Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina but these countries yet do not meet the terms and conditions for EU membership.
Additional Information About The EU
European union is an political and economic union of 27 members states that are located in Europe.
Its purpose is to promote peace, establish a unified economic and monetary system, promote inclusion and combat discrimination, break down barriers to trade and borders, encourage technological and scientific developments, champion environmental protection, free movement of people, goods, services, maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development, etc.
In the year 2004, EU has granted its citizens a freedom of movement and residence within the EU and the term ‘immigrant’ has since been used to refer the non-EU citizens, which means that EU citizens should not be defined as immigrants within the EU territory.