Vanguard European Stock Index : As the name suggests, VEURX is a passively-managed index fund that focuses on European stocks. So with this international stock fund you'll get low-cost broad exposure to companies in European countries like Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Best Index Funds Vanguard Total International Stock Index (VGTSX): For broad exposure to foreign stocks in both developed Fidelity International Index Fund (FSPSX): This is another top-notch international index fund Vanguard European Stock Index (VEUSX): This may be the best index fund for The fund, which tracks the FTSE Developed Europe index, holds about 500 stocks. But note: The index is dominated by British, French and Swiss companies, which account for 61% of the portfolio. The exchange-traded Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) tracks the same index.