Map of Hungary for Budapest Trip

Map of Hungary

I leave today the 10th of April for Budapest Hungary, I am trying to enter or visit many of the Eastern Europe countries before they become part of the European Union.

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A confusion, however in the end, the bottom line is to go to countries not using the Euro for money. Every time a country enters the European Union and starts using the Euro, they appear to use this as an excuse for extreme currency change. I look at it as gouging, however it is a balancing act or poor countries becoming the same as the rich countries.


Date Countries
23 July 1952 Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands (founding members)
1 January 1973 Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom
1 January 1981 Greece
1 January 1986 Portugal, Spain
3 October 1990 East Germany reunites with West Germany and becomes part of the European Community
1 January 1995 Austria, Finland, Sweden
1 May 2004 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia


  • Greenland, which was granted home rule by Denmark in 1979, left the European Community in 1985, following a referendum.
  • Romania and Bulgaria will join the EU on 1 January 2007
  • Several overseas territories and dependencies have close associations with particular EU member states, for example Greenland, the Isle of Man, the Azores and Madeira. (See special member state territories and their relations with the EU)


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