Like all other world bodies, there was a need to bring all the European nations to a single platform. This was all the more needed because the rulers of the respective nations wanted their own particular identity and this brings us to the question that if they needed such an identity what was the need of having European Union (EU)? They could have easily made a body comprising of two or for that matter three countries and enacted their own policies and gone about it in the long run but bringing all the European nations together to a single platform only means that there was a courteous move behind the very same. There was an understanding that since these nations had so much in common amongst each other, thus there should be an understanding as concerns to their oneness and unity which could only be achieved through the formation of a body that could track down the problems of the member nations and keep all the troubles that hinder the respective progress of these nations.As for the European Union (EU), the following details are pretty significant to understand first. The capital of the EU is Brussels within Belgium. The member states till the 1st of January 2007 are 27, presently they are 25. The President of the European Council is Matti Vanhanen and the Council of the EU is situated in Finland. The European Commission is headed by Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and the European Parliament is taken control by Josep Borrell Fontanelles. Europe Day is celebrated on 9th May 1950 every year and the total population of Europe is approximately 463,500,000 by 2006 estimates.National governments have been at the helm of affairs as far as the European Union matters are concerned. These nations are the principal actors and play their ever-increasing role in the EU despite the interdependence amongst its members comprising of nearly all the European nations. The European Unification process is based on a vision more so on the basis of a 20th-century one.