EU Map | European Union Map 2023

Map of the EU

Click on the image above to get a large version of the map of the European Union. The European Union is currently a conglomeration of 27 European countries, which we will list below. The United Kingdom has now left the European Union but judging by the political termoil in late 2022 it may re-enter the EU at some time in the future.  The only hard border  affected by this is the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Currently the EU has a population of about 447,007,596 people and an area of 4,233,255.3 km2 but as mentioned above thie will all change soon. The EU started with the treaty of Paris in 1951 and was only made up of six countries. This being the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and West Germany and originated from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and in 1957 at the treaty of Rome the European Economic Community (EEC) was brought into being. The Maastricht Treaty of 1993 brought into being the European Union as we know it today.

EU Map 2023
EU Map 2023

Map of the EU 2022

With Boris Johnson winning the UK election in 2019 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. Here 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.

We now have an overall Europe Map for 2023. We also have an update World Map for 2023

List of the Countries in the EU

 

Name Capital Accession
Austria Vienna 1 January 1995
Belgium Brussels Founder
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
France Paris Founder
Germany Berlin Founder[o]
Greece Athens 1 January 1981
Hungary Budapest 1 May 2004
Ireland Dublin 1 January 1973
Italy Rome Founder
Latvia Riga 1 May 2004
Lithuania Vilnius 1 May 2004
Luxembourg Luxembourg City Founder
Malta Valletta 1 May 2004
Netherlands Amsterdam Founder
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

For posterity we have included the old, pre-brexit map of of the European Union below! It is a shame that the United Kingdom has opted to leave but hopefully they will return in the future.

OLD EU Map pre brexit

Here at Europe map, we now have a Europe Map for 2020.