Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands originally formed the European Union. In 1973, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined. By 1995, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Greece had... More »

Disadvantages of the European Union include inefficient policies, high membership cost and single currency problems. Others are pressure to pursue austerity, net migration and complex bureaucracy. More »

There are several benefits for joining the European Union including membership into the largest single market, access to foreign direct investment and the citizens' right to relocate anywhere within the European Union wi... More »

Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands were the first Europeans to economically cooperate in 1951. As of 2015, the European Union consists of 28 members with Croatia becoming the newest member in... More »

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Between 1939 and 1941, Germany invaded and occupied Poland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, Austria and Italy. Italy began as an ally of Germany; however, after Italy surren... More »

The modern countries of Portugal, Spain, Andorra, England, France, Monaco, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, San Marino, Malta, Austria and the Czech Republic. In addition,... More »

At its height, the Roman Empire covered much of Europe, including areas that would become Portugal, Spain, Andorra, England, France, Monaco, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ital... More »