6) United Kingdom – GDP: $2.8 Trillion
The United Kingdom’s place on this list could be under enormous threat with the Scottish vote of Independence of the horizon. In the meantime however the country’s agriculture, electronic and manufacturing industries ensure that one of Europe’s most financially and politically powerful countries is in rude health.
5) France – GDP: $2.9 Trillion
Only just ahead of the United Kingdom, but in a list like this every penny counts. France has long been a global superpower, with as many as 30 of the world’s 500 biggest companies originating from France. They have been an influential voice within the European Union since its formation as the European Economic Community.
4) Germany – GDP: $3.9 Trillion
Germany is Europe’s biggest economy by over $1trillion and has set a shining example in the EU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel. They are also the second largest exporter in the world and have one of the leading automotive industries.