In advance of Europe Day on May 9th the EP UK Office have sent out a European Quiz book. So I thought I'd use one of the quizzes from it to test your European knowledge. This one is just for fun and to whet your appetite for a larger one on May 9th, for which I'll supply some appropriate Euro goodies for the winning entry. MEP staff are banned form participating!
Q1. How many members states are there in the European Union?
Q2. How many official languages does the EU have?
Q3. Which is the biggest country in the EU by land mass?
Q4. To the nearest full percentage, what percentage of EU citizens live in cities?
Q5. According to reports in the press, about 98% of all Spanish people participate in what every Christmas? (1st begun in 1812)
Q6. Which country has most public holidays in the EU and which country has least?
Q7. Which country has won the Eurovision song contest most times?
Q8. Europe is the continent visited by most tourists: i fact, six EU countries were in the world's top ten destinations in 2006. Name them?
Q9. To the nearest thousand, how many staff are employed by the European Commission?
Q10. Which EU countries have the greatest and least population density?
Many thanks to the UK office of the European Parliament for this quiz.