Fitch Ratings has affirmed the European Union's long-term issuer ratings at triple-A, short-term issuer ratings at F1+, with stable long-term IDRs outlooks. The same ratings were affirmed on the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as well.

This move was based on the support the EU and Euratom receive from their 27 memebr states alongside the highly conservative and prudential rules set up by these two institutions on their lending and borrowing activites.