How many European Union members are there?
There are 27 sovereign member-states of the European Union. These 27 members consist of 20 republics, 6 kingdoms and one grand duchy. The earliest precursor of the E.U., the European Coal and Steel Community, had only 6 member-states in 1951. Ã‚ The 2 latest members, Bulgaria and Romania, acceded to the E.U. in January 2007.