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The European Union represents 27 European countries with a total population of 378 million individuals. The EU has a total surface area covering more than 3.2 million square kilometers. In 1999, the total Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of these fifteen nations was approximately US $13 trillion and an average per capita income of US $32,740.00.

The European Union (EU) is the result of a process of cooperation and integration, which began in 1951 between six countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands).

After nearly fifty years, with four waves of accessions (1973: Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom; 1981: Greece; 1986: Spain and Portugal; 1995: Austria, Finland and Sweden), the EU today has fifteen Member States and is preparing for its fifth enlargement, this time towards Eastern and Southern Europe.


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