Map of the EU 2020
With Boris Johnson winning the UK election with a thumping majority the current EU map is going to change in a very big way. All us map making sites are in a bit of “tizzy” as to how to handle this. He at mapofeurope.com we have decided that for now we will be including Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. This is no way represents the current geopolitical situation on the ground in the emerald isle. However for clarity we have undertaken to keep all of Ireland the same color until we get a clearer understanding of how the soft border in the middle of the Irish Sea works.
Boris Johnson’s plan for Brexit has an article which basically states the following:
“It says that goods going into Northern Ireland from Great Britain will not be subject to tariffs “unless that good is at risk of subsequently being moved into the European Union and that household goods will be exempt.”.
However in reality the European Union has veto over exemptions and Northern Ireland loses most of its control over goods travelling from the United Kingdom, through Northern Ireland and into the European Union. This becomes the famous border or line in the middle of the Irish Sea which the DUP “Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party” is totally against but can do nothing about.
Brexit could be the catalyst to Scotland finally leaving the United Kingdom. Another referendum seems to be on the table and polls have the leave vote ahead of the stay vote. The Scottish National Party (SNP) has made it clear that they are not in favor of braking away from the European Union but they will have no choice under Boris Johnson’s regime. The year 2020 is going to be a very interesting year for Europe and the European Union.
List of the Countries in the EU
|Austria||Vienna||1 January 1995|
|Bulgaria||Sofia||1 January 2007|
|Croatia||Zagreb||1 July 2013|
|Cyprus||Nicosia||1 May 2004|
|Czech Republic||Prague||1 May 2004|
|Denmark||Copenhagen||1 January 1973|
|Estonia||Tallinn||1 May 2004|
|Finland||Helsinki||1 January 1995|
|Greece||Athens||1 January 1981|
|Hungary||Budapest||1 May 2004|
|Ireland||Dublin||1 January 1973|
|Latvia||Riga||1 May 2004|
|Lithuania||Vilnius||1 May 2004|
|Malta||Valletta||1 May 2004|
|Poland||Warsaw||1 May 2004|
|Portugal||Lisbon||1 January 1986|
|Romania||Bucharest||1 January 2007|
|Slovakia||Bratislava||1 May 2004|
|Slovenia||Ljubljana||1 May 2004|
|Spain||Madrid||1 January 1986|
|Sweden||Stockholm||1 January 1995|
|United Kingdom||London||1 January 1973|