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EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES
There are currently (2013) 27 members of the European Union; there were originally only 15 countries, with ten others being included on the 1st May, 2004 and an additional two on 1st January, 2007.
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.
Latest 2 additions on 1st January, 2007.
Bulgaria and Romania
Seventeen 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|
|Estonia||Joined 1st January, 2011|
The conversion rates for the first countries to sign up, were established on 1st January, 1999. These rates are fixed as follows:-
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