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Map of the EU and Eurozone

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Map of the EU and showing Eurozone for the travelers

Which Countries Use the Euro in 2020? Map of the Eurozone. This Eurozone map and explainer article have been updated to July 2020. The article was originally published in June 2016, and the earliest version of the map appeared in a 2014 news article. Article by Caleb Centanni, with additional content by Evan Centanni.

Map of the EU shows What is the Eurozone? Officially called the “euro area”, the Eurozone is a nickname for the group of countries in Europe that share a single currency, called the euro. The euro currency is administered by the European Union (EU), but many countries in the EU don’t use the euro, and some countries outside the EU do use it. The European Central Bank, the governing financial body of the Eurozone, is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany, along with eleven other EU countries, became a founding member of the Eurozone in 1999. Since then, eight more members have joined after meeting the five necessary economic criteria.

Map of the European Union member states countries highlights what has brought the total to nineteen Eurozone members, including all but eight of the 27 European Union member countries. Nine distant territories of Eurozone member countries – those that are considered part of the EU – are also part of the Eurozone. These territories (not pictured on the map) are the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira; Spain’s Canary Islands; French Guiana in South America; the French island territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint Martin in the Caribbean; and the French island territories of Mayotte and Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

The political map of EU and all other overseas territories of EU member countries are considered to be outside the EU. These non-EU territories are generally not part of the Eurozone either, but there are some exceptions. Which EU Countries Don’t Use the Euro? A total of eight European Union member countries aren’t in the Eurozone. At least, not yet: Three countries – Denmark, Bulgaria, and Croatia – are part of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II), which ties members’ currency to the euro and is a necessary step towards joining the Eurozone. Denmark is allowed to opt out of adopting the euro, despite its ERM II membership, but Bulgaria and Croatia are expected to enter the Eurozone in 2023 or 2024.

How Croatia and Bulgaria enters in EU? Croatia and Bulgaria’s Entry into the ERM II. All members of the European Union were required by the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 to change to the euro after meeting the criteria. Both Denmark and the UK negotiated exemptions from the requirement later in that year (the UK later ended up leaving the EU altogether). Five other EU members – Sweden, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, and Romania – are still required to adopt the euro at some point in the future, but haven’t yet entered the ERM II.

Map of the EU shows Which Non-EU Countries and Territories Do Use the Euro.  There are four tiny countries outside the EU – Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City – that have monetary agreements allowing them to use the Euro as their official currency. Two other non-EU-members, Montenegro and the disputed Republic of Kosovo, have unilaterally adopted the euro without coming to any agreement with the European Central Bank. The EU has expressed its dissatisfaction with these unilateral adoptions, but the currency’s use in the two countries has gone forward anyway.

EU map shows that map of the EU of Europe shows the topic besides those six independent countries, four of the world’s dependent territories also use the Euro despite not being part of the EU. The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a UK territory on the island of Cyprus, have never been part of the EU, even when the UK was – but the UK has agreed for the country of Cyprus to be in charge of currency in the areas, meaning the Eurozone treats them as part of Cyprus.

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Member states of the EU

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EU member state Austria

As shown in the map of the EU Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe and it is one of the important EU member states. Early in the 19th century, Austria established its own empire, which became a great power and the leading force of the German Confederation, but pursued its own course independently of the other German states following its defeat in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. In 1938, the Austrian-born Adolf Hitler, who became the Chancellor of the German Reich, achieved the annexation of Austria by the Anschluss.

Map of the EU shows Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states (Bundesländer), one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and largest city. It is bordered by Germany to the northwest, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the northeast, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

In the European Union Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While German is the country’s official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects. Austria initially emerged as a margraviate around 976 and developed into a duchy and archduchy. In the 16th century, Austria started serving as the heart of the Habsburg Monarchy and the junior branch of the House of Habsburg- one of the most influential royal dynasties in history.

As an archduchy, it was a major component and administrative centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Early in the 19th century, Austria established its own empire, which became a great power and the leading force of the German Confederation, but pursued its own course independently of the other German states following its defeat in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. In 1867, in compromise with Hungary, the Austria-Hungary Dual Monarchy was established. Austria was involved in World War I under Emperor Franz Joseph following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the presumptive successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne.

Austria became a member state of the EU at the starting. After the defeat and the dissolution of the Monarchy, the Republic of German-Austria was proclaimed with the intent of union with Germany, but the Allied Powers did not support the new state and it remained unrecognized. In 1919 the First Austrian Republic became the legal successor of Austria.

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Map of the EU member states

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The European Union (EU) consists of 27 member states. Each member state is party to the founding treaties of the union and thereby shares in the privileges and obligations of membership. Unlike members of other international organisations, the member states of the EU have agreed by treaty to shared sovereignty through the institutions of the European Union in some (but by no means all) aspects of government.

Member states must agree unanimously for the EU to adopt some policies; for others, collective decision making is by qualified majority voting. Subsidiarity, meaning that decisions are taken collectively if and only if they can not realistically be taken individually, is a founding principle of the EU. In the 1950s, six core states founded the EU’s predecessor European Communities (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany).

“Map of the EU” remaining states have acceded in subsequent enlargements. To accede, a state must fulfill the political and economic requirements known as the Copenhagen criteria, which require a candidate to have a democratic, free-market government together with the corresponding freedoms and institutions, and respect for the rule of law. Enlargement of the Union is also contingent upon the consent of all existing members and the candidate’s adoption of the existing body of EU law, known as the acquis communautaire.

Until 2020, no member state had ever withdrawn or been suspended from the EU, though some semi-autonomous areas or dependent territories had previously left. The UK government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union on 29 March 2017 to formally initiate the Brexit process. Completion occurred on 31 January 2020 (at 23:00 London time), [2] with all other arrangements remained in place during a transition period, which ended at 23:00 GMT on the 31 December 2020, while future trading arrangements were discussed.