If you want to join the EU you have to bring benefits to the EU.
Also the country can’t be poor.
There is 30 countries in the EU. Ireland is one of them.
Britain is leaving the EU soon.
Europe is the 2nd smallest continent in the world. Australia is the smallest.
More than 700 million people live in Europe in more than 30 countries.
Luxembourg is the richest and one of the smallest countries in the EU.
The Alps are the biggest mountain range in Europe.
Carrantuohill is the biggest Mountain in Ireland it is 1,041 meters high. It’s in the Magillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range.
The Volga is the biggest river in Europe and it is 3,690 km long and the Shannon is about 1/10 smaller and it is 370 km long.
Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic are all landlocked countries. This means that they don’t touch any seas or big lakes.
Even though England are in the EU at the moment they use their one currency which is called Pounds.
If you live in a country in the EU like Ireland you can go to any other country in the EU like Lithuania without a Visa.
A country can’t join the EU if there at war like Syria.
If a country in the EU goes poor all the other countries have to give them money but they have to pay back all the other countries.
Although the United Kingdom is leaving the EU. Everyone will have to get a Visa if they wan’t to go to Northern Ireland but Irish Citizens won’t have to get a Visa.
The Alps are the largest mountain range in Europe but there is other mountain ranges like the Pyrenees, Pennines, Cascasus, Apennines and Carpathians.
The biggest mountain in Europe is in the mountain range Caucasus and the mountain is called Mt. Elbrus it is 5,633 meters high. Carrantuohill is about 1/5 smaller.
There are 4 timezones in Europe they are GMT, GMT+1, GMT+2 and GMT+3 Ireland is in GMT.
by Conor Burke