EducationTravel Geography quiz: How many countries belong to the EU? Originally published June 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm Updated June 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm Share story By Seattle Times staff Test your geography smarts with this quiz: Q: How many countries belong to the European Union? A: Twenty-seven. Plus Croatia is due to join this summer and five more countries are candidates. Seattle Times staff Email Newsletter Signup Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings. Morning Brief Breaking News View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.