THE COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
In 1951, EU countries began to cooperate in order to stabilize the economy. Today, the European Union is made up of 28 countries. Schengen countries however, is made up of 26 of these EU countries.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungry, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and Canada.
EUROPEAN UNION IMMIGRATION AND BENEFITS
There are many EU immigration benefits within the European Union. Some of these include becoming a citizen or a resident of any country within the European Union.
NON EU COUNTRIES IN EUROPE
CANDIDATES FOR EU MEMBERSHIP
There are countries who still wants to join the EU. The process is long and many requirements must be met to join. The countries that are current candidates and are in negotiations to join the EU are: Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Potential candidates who has been promised negotiations when they are ready, are: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
EU TRAVEL TIPS FOR NON EU AND EU NATIONALS
- Always double check the validity of your travel documents.
- There are no EU wide rules or policies that govern lost or invalid identity documentation.
- Look for assistance at the Embassy or Consulate in the country you find yourself in
- Always explain your entire route when discussing issues with any Embassy or Consulate for appropriate assistance
WORK IN EUROPEAN UNION:
Accessing social security benefits may depend on the length of time that you have worked in that country. EU/EEA citizens usually get the local social security – and lose the domestic – at the moment they start working, but there are exceptions.