United Kingdom

Tower Bridge in London (Photo: Blake Evans-Pritchard)

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a population of 61.63 million and an area of 244,000 km2. It joined the EU on 1 January 1973 without holding a referendum.

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the British voters a referendum on continued membership by 2017.

By then he hopes to have renegotiated certain sensitive topics and can present the voters for a better EU in the eyes of the British EU sceptical voters. Britain will have the Presidency in the EU just before the referendum.






Foreign and Commonwealth Office http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029390554  

Official websites http://www.europarl.eu.int/enlargement_new/member_states_Links_en.htm#uk