Joined: EU 2004 Eurozone Not Yet Schengen 2007 Joined the European Union in 2004. Part of the Visegrad Group set up with Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland in 1991 to plan for the future in the wake of the fall of the Iron Curtain. It was the last country to sign the Lisbon Treaty and held until there was a guarantee of no reparations claims from Germans expelled at the end of World War Two.

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