The European Union was expanded in 2007 to now include 27 members. Three other states have applied to be members of the European Union. These are Turkey, Croatia and FYR Macedonia. The current members of the EU with their total number of MEP’s are:

 

  1. Belgium; 24 MEP’s
  2. France; 78 MEP’s
  3. Germany; 99 MEP’s
  4. Italy; 78 MEP’s
  5. Luxembourg; 6 MEP’s
  6. Netherlands; 27 MEP’s
  7. Denmark; 14 MEP’s
  8. Ireland; 13 MEP’s
  9. United Kingdom; 78 MEP’s
  10. Greece; 24 MEP’s
  11. Portugal; 24 MEP’s
  12. Spain; 54 MEP’s
  13. Austria; 18 MEP’s
  14. Finland; 14 MEP’s
  15. Sweden; 19 MEP’s
  16. Cyprus; 6 MEP’s
  17. Czech Republic; 24 MEP’s
  18. Estonia; 6 MEP’s
  19. Hungary; 24 MEP’s
  20. Latvia; 9 MEP’s
  21. Lithuania; 13 MEP’s
  22.  Malta; 5 MEP’s
  23. Poland; 54 MEP’s
  24. Slovak Republic; 14 MEP’s
  25. Slovenia; 7 MEP’s
  26. Bulgaria; 18 MEP’s
  27. Romania; 35 MEP’s

 

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Luxembourg joined in 1957

 

Denmark, Ireland and United Kingdom joined in 1973

 

Greece joined in 1981

 

Portugal and Spain joined in 1986

 

Austria, Sweden and Finland joined in 1995

 

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia joined in 2004

 

Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007