Comma separated list of EU country codes

I’ve been doing some work with SQL this afternoon, and needed to query some data for EU countries. I couldn’t easily find a comma separated list of EU-28 2 digit country codes, so here is one for future reference:

'BE','BG', 'CZ', 'DK', 'DE', 'EE', 'IE', 'EL', 'ES', 'FR', 'HR', 'IT', 'CY', 'LV', 'LT', 'LU', 'HU', 'MT', 'NL', 'AT', 'PL', 'PT', 'RO', 'SI', 'SK', 'FI', 'SE', 'UK'

For VAT purposes, the United Kingdom is referred to by GB instead of UK, so you may need this list instead:

'BE','BG', 'CZ', 'DK', 'DE', 'EE', 'IE', 'EL', 'ES', 'FR', 'GB', 'HR', 'IT', 'CY', 'LV', 'LT', 'LU', 'HU', 'MT', 'NL', 'AT', 'PL', 'PT', 'RO', 'SI', 'SK', 'FI', 'SE'

This list was derived from the EU’s Interinstitutional style guide and UK Gov’s VAT EU country codes. These codes are a sub-set of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes, with a few exceptions for UK and Greece.

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