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28 August 2006, 13:21 CET Previously one of Yugoslavia's six constituent republics, present-day Slovenia became independent in 1991 as Yugoslavia fell apart. The Republic of Slovenia bec... Slovenia country profile
28 August 2006, 13:14 CET Slovakia became an independent state in January 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into its two constituent parts. The Slovak Republic became a member state of the... Slovakia country profile
28 August 2006, 12:53 CET Russia is the EU's largest neighbour, brought even closer to the EU by the 2004 enlargement. It is still struggling to establish a modern market economy and ach... Russia country guide
28 August 2006, 12:40 CET Romania, in southeast Europe, is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley. Romania became a member state of the Eu... Romania country profile
28 August 2006, 12:29 CET Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian Peninsula onto the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal became a member of th... Portugal country profile
28 August 2006, 12:20 CET The formerly communist Poland became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004. Poland country profile
27 August 2006, 23:07 CET In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. With the exception of the agricultural and fisheries sectors, however, Norway enjoys free tr... Norway country profile
27 August 2006, 23:59 CET Montenegro is a potential candidate country for membership of the European Union. Montenegro country profile
27 August 2006, 23:51 CET The Netherlands, as the name indicates, is low-lying territory, with one third of the country at or below sea level. The Netherlands is a founder member state o... Netherlands country profile
27 August 2006, 23:42 CET Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta became a Member State of the European Union on 1 May 2004. Malta country profile
27 August 2006, 23:07 CET The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became independent in 1991 as part of the break up of Yugoslavia. FYROM is a candidate for membership of the European ... Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia country profile
27 August 2006, 22:40 CET The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg is one of the founding countries of the European Communit... Luxembourg country profile
27 August 2006, 22:31 CET Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic states – and the largest and most populous of them. Lithuania became a member state of the European Union on... Lithuania country profile
27 August 2006, 22:21 CET Latvia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The country became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004. Latvia country profile
27 August 2006, 22:11 CET Italy is a founding Member State of the European Community, now the EU. Italy country profile
27 August 2006, 20:47 CET Since joining the European Union in 1973, the Republic of Ireland (Éire) has transformed itself from a largely agricultural society into a modern, technologica... Ireland country profile
27 August 2006, 19:40 CET Iceland is the westernmost European country, holding a strategic location between Greenland and Europe. The country is a potential candidate for EU membership. Iceland country profile
27 August 2006, 20:32 CET Formerly communist Hungary is one of the ten Eastern European countries that acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004. Hungary is a landlocked state with man... Hungary country profile
27 August 2006, 20:20 CET Located near the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Greece forms the southern extremity of the Balkan peninsula in south-east Europe. Greece is a Member State of th... Greece country profile
27 August 2006, 20:05 CET Germany is a federal republic and a founder member state of the European Union. It has the biggest population of any EU country. After the collapse of the Berli... Germany country profile