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European Union

The European Union is a supranational political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The member states have a joint policy regarding international sanctions and embargoes.


Our standard dataset contains 83,367 entities connected with the European Union. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 12 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in the European Union. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

EU Consolidated Travel BansEstonian Presidency of the Council of the EUupdated daily3,894
EU Council Regulation 2023/2878 Sanctioned entitiesCouncil of the European Unionnot updated591
EU Early Detection and Exclusion System (EDES)European Commissionupdated daily4
EU ESMA Financial Instruments Reference Data System (FIRDS)European Securities and Markets Authorityupdated weekly258,358
EU ESMA SanctionsEuropean Securities and Markets Authorityupdated daily623
EU ESMA Suspensions and RemovalsEuropean Securities and Markets Authorityupdated daily3,873
EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)European External Action Serviceupdated daily6,061
EU Prominent Public FunctionsOfficial Journal of the European Unionupdated daily1,392
EU Sanctions MapEstonian Presidency of the Council of the EUupdated daily102
Europe's most wanted fugitivesEuropean Network of Fugitive Active Search Teamsupdated daily55
Members of the European Commitee of the RegionsEuropean Committee of the Regionsupdated daily903
Members of the European ParliamentEuropean Parliamentupdated daily927

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 3,883 entities identified as PEPs connected with the European Union.

National government positions

No positions for this category

Intergovernmental positions

Number of known occupants
Intergovernmental legislative organisationCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the European Parliament7052,032111

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Alternate of the European Committee of the Regions295-163
Member of the European Committee of the Regions315-128
Judge of the European Court of Justice-847
Vice President of the European Parliament-1311
Vice-President of the European Commission-57
European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy-81
President of the European Parliament-9-
European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget-71
European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship-62
European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response-71
European Commissioner for Trade-71
President of the European Council-71
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth-61
European Commissioner for Agriculture-51
European Commissioner for An Economy that Works for People-51
European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms-51
European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy-51
European Commissioner for Internal Market-51
Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union-23
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion-41
European Commissioner for Energy-41
European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship-41
European Commissioner for the Environment-41
Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the European Union-41
Secretary-General of the European Commission-32
European Commissioner for Climate Action-31
European Commissioner for Competition-31
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries-31
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science-4-
European Commissioner for Transport-31
President of the European Commission-31
European Commissioner for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age-21
European Commissioner for Economy-21
European Commissioner for Home Affairs-21
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy-21
Permanent representative of Italy to the European Union-21
European Commissioner for Digital Single Market-2-
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development-11
European Commissioner for A Stronger Europe in the World--1
European Commissioner for Consumer Policy-1-
European Commissioner for Democracy and Demography--1
European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society-1-
European Commissioner for Equality--1
European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union--1
European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration-1-
European Commissioner for Promoting the European Way of Life--1
European Commissioner for the Security Union-1-
European Commissioner for Values and Transparency--1
President of the Council of the European Union-1-
President of the European Court of Justice--1
President-in-Office of the European Council-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...