The European Union is a Regional Economic Integration Organisation comprising following 27 countries (March 2012):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France , Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Date of entry: 2003
Chair in: 2007
Vice-Chair in: 2006