in addition to the Eurozone 17, 6 more EU member states have agreed to join the Eurozone Competitiveness Pact, now know as the Europlus Pact.
The 6 are: Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Romania, Lithuania and Latvia
So the Europlus Pact participants are 23 (17+6), ie the EU 27 minus the following:
2) Czech R.
3) Hungary and
Here is a composite political map of the 4 EU member states that are not joining the Europlus Pact (Sweden, UK, Czech R., Hungary):
The 4 governments include 9 parties:
a) 2 are members of the AECR European political party
b) 4 of the EPP and
c) 3 of the ELDR
Map by country:
1) Czech Rep.: ODS (member of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR))
2) Hungary: Fidesz-KDNP (both members of EPP)
3) UK: The Conservatives (members of Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR)) & the LibDems (ELDR)
4) Sweden The Alliance ("Alliansen") hold minority gov at 2010 election. 4 parties in it, 2 EPP, 2 ELDR members
1) Of the countries that participated in Cameron's UK-Nordics-Baltics Forum a few weeks ago, only the UK and Sweden did not join the Euro Plus Pact!
2) Of the Nine EU governments that submitted the "post-crisis growth plan" (Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, the NL, Sweden , the UK) only 2, UK and Sweden, decided to keep their countries outside the Euro Plus Pact.