What Countries are Included on Move Me Abroad?

Move Me Abroad is a general information resource for all expats no matter where you are from or where you are going to.  However, in order to provide the most useful information possible a lot of articles are based on my own experience – as a British expat moving to the European countries of Portugal and Romania.

In the resources section I have decided to concentrate on the EU countries.  This is where my knowledge is and all these countries are bound by a common theme – the European Union.  This means that certain things are similar in these countries.

What is the EU?

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Further European Union Enlargement2.png: JLogan
Derivative work: JCRules [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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OK, so some of you aren’t from around here and may not get the whole EU thing.  That’s understandable.  It’s complex, ridiculously so in some areas. But to keep it simple basically a group of European countries have got together to make the movement of people and things between themselves a bit easier.  It means I can live and work in Portugal without things like visas.  Not all EU countries are equal however and although there is a common currency (the Euro), we don’t all have it and not everyone from the EU can come to the UK and work without restrictions.

But, it does mean that on mainland Europe at least you can drive around all the EU countries quite happily withhout leaving its borders.

Here’s a list of countries in the EU and the currencies they use if not the Euro :

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria (Lev)
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic (Koruna)
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary (Forint)
Ireland
Italy
Latvia (Lat)
Lithuania (Litas)
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania (Leu)
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden (Krona)
United Kingdom (Pound Sterling)