Member states: 28
Population: 506.9 million
Area: 4,324,782 km²
Political centres: Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg
Head of Commission: Jean-Claude Juncker
Head of Parliament: Martin Schulz
Head of European Council: Donald Tusk
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation: Carlos MoedaGeography: The territory of the EU is not the same as that of Europe, as parts of the continent are outside the EU, such as Switzerland, Norway and European Russia. Some parts of member countries are not part of the EU, despite forming part of the European continent (for example the Channel Islands and Faroe Islands). Several territories associated with member states that are outside geographic Europe are also not part of the EU (such as Greenland, Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles and all the non-European territories associated with the United Kingdom). Some overseas territories are part of the EU even if they are not geographically part of Europe, such as the Azores, the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.