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ABBREVIATIONS
Release 8.3
The European Union
 
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MEMBER STATE
ACCESSION DATE
POPULATION*
COUNCIL VOTES
EP SEATS
Austria
1 Jan 1995
8,711,770
10
18
Belgium
1 Jan 1958
11,409,077
12
21
Bulgaria
1 Jan 2007
7,144,653
10
17
Croatia
1 July 2013
4,313,707
7
11
Cyprus
1 May 2004
1,205,575
4
6
Czech Republic
1 May 2004
10,644,842
12
21
Denmark
1 Jan 1973
5,593,785
7
13
Estonia
1 May 2004
1,258,545
4
6
Finland
1 Jan 1995
5,498,211
7
13
France
1 Jan 1958
66,836,154
29
74
Germany
1 Jan 1958
80,722,792
29
96
Greece
1 Jan 1981
10,773,253
12
21
Hungary
1 May 2004
9,874,784
12
21
Ireland
1 Jan 1973
4,952,473
7
11
Italy
1 Jan 1958
62,007,540
29
73
Latvia
1 May 2004
1,965,686
4
8
Lithuania
1 May 2004
2,854,235
7
11
Luxembourg
1 Jan 1958
582,291
4
6
Malta
1 May 2004
415,196
3
6
The Netherlands
1 Jan 1958
17,016,967
13
26
Poland
1 May 2004
38,523,261
27
51
Portugal
1 Jan 1986
10,833,816
12
21
Romania
1 Jan 2007
21,599,736
14
32
Slovakia
1 May 2004
5,445,802
7
13
Slovenia
1 May 2004
1,978,029
4
8
Spain
1 Jan 1986
48,563,476
27
54
Sweden
1 Jan 1995
9,880,604
10
20
United Kingdom
1 Jan 1973
64,430,428
29
73
* July 2016 estimate
† Under the Lisbon Treaty the total number of MEPs was set at 751 from the 2014 election onwards
Sources: CIA World Factbook; www.europa.eu
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