More AP style updates
The Associated Press stylebook updated its entries on European Union to add the new member countries:
European Union EU (no periods, the more common practice). The European Union, based in Brussels, Belgium, was created by the Treaty on European Union signed in February 1992 and took effect Nov. 1, 1993. It is an outgrowth of the 1958 European Economic Community, which itself was formed out of the 1952 European Coal and Steel Community. The six founding members of the European Union are France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Other members are Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, with Austria, Sweden and Finland joining as of Jan. 1, 1995. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia joined as of May 1, 2004.
It also changed its style on capitalizing nouns and adjectives derived from the names of planets and heavenly bodies. It had called for lowercasing martian and venusian, as well as lunar and solar. Now, it's:
Capitalize nouns and adjectives derived from the proper names of planets: Martian, Venusian, but lowercase adjectives derived from other heavenly bodies: solar, lunar.