The European IPR Helpdesk has published a new Intellectual Property Rights Chart on the European Patent.
The European Patent (EP) makes it possible to obtain patent protection in nearly 40 countries just by filing a single application and following a single grant procedure at the European Patent Office (EPO). The applicant then just needs to validate this grant decision in the countries in which the protection is sought.
Therefore, an EP provides applicants a less costly and less procedural route in comparison with filing of individual applications.
You can access the chart here.