The EU is a unique economic and political union between 27 European countries. Born in 1958 as a European Economic Community (EEC) from the will to cooperate of 6 countries (Belgium, Italy, Germany (RFT), France, Luxembourg and Holland. Subsequently, through the signing of new treaties, the relationship between the countries has strengthened and others countries have joined.
The functioning of the EU is regulated by treaties, voluntarily and democratically approved by all Member States. The European Union (EU) name was adopted in 1993.