Is Latvia part of the EU?

The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Are Latvia and Lithuania in the EU?

In 2004, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania finally attained their long-standing strategic goals and became members of both the European Union and NATO.

Why is Switzerland not in EU?

Switzerland signed a free-trade agreement with the then European Economic Community in 1972, which entered into force in 1973. … However, after a Swiss referendum held on 6 December 1992 rejected EEA membership by 50.3% to 49.7%, the Swiss government decided to suspend negotiations for EU membership until further notice.

Why is the UK not in Schengen?

For many years, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland were within the European Union but not signed up to the Schengen Agreement, having obtained opt-outs from the treaty. However, the U.K. is in the process of leaving the European Union, having voted to leave in 2016, and having officially exited on 31 January 2020.

Why is Turkey not in the EU?

Since 2016 accession negotiations have stalled. The EU has accused and criticized Turkey for human rights violations and deficits in rule of law. In 2017, EU officials expressed that planned Turkish policies violate the Copenhagen criteria of eligibility for an EU membership.

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Why is sui short for Switzerland?

Nor are past names of Switzerland (Schwyz; Eidgenossenschaft; Helvetia). However, the French translation of the Swiss Federation is Fédération Suisse. … So, perhaps, then, it makes a certain sense that the IOC would recognize Switzerland as the Fédération Suisse and abbreviate the country’s name to SUI.

Can you live in Switzerland with an EU passport?

Most EU/EFTA citizens – and their relatives or partners – can live and work in Switzerland without restrictions, but need to obtain a residence permit.

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