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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlargement_of_the_European_Union

The process of expanding the European Union (EU) through the accession of new member .... When a country formally applies for membership, the Council asks the ... Mediterranean countries had just emerged from dictatorships and wanted to ..... On January 12 2002, the European Parliament noted that Armenia and ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_enlargement_of_the_European_Union

There are five recognised candidates for future membership of the European Union: Turkey ... The three major western European countries that are not EU members, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, ..... Montenegro unilaterally adopted the euro as its currency at its launch in 2002, having previously used the German mark.

europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/history/2000-2009_en

The political divisions between east and west Europe are finally declared healed when no fewer than 10 new countries join the EU in 2004, followed by Bulgaria ...

europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/history/2000-2009/2002_en

The European Commission recommends the conclusion of accession negotiations by the end of the 2002 with the following countries: Cyprus, the Czech ...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3583801.stm

Mar 12, 2007 ... The history of the EU from its post-war beginnings to the present day. ... The three countries and Norway had failed to join 10 years earlier because of .... On 1 January 2002 euro notes and coins were introduced in the 12 ...

www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/political-science-and-government/international-organizations/european-union

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political federation consisting of .... Phase three, which began on 1 January 2002, set the Euro banknotes and coins ... these countries requires them to join the Euro; some have already joined the ...

www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/25/a-timeline-of-britains-eu-membership-in-guardian-reporting

Jun 25, 2016 ... From Britain's first hestitant steps towards joining the EEC, via the 1975 referendum and the pound leaving the ERM, ... For Britain to join the kind of Europe which President De Gaulle wants would be unthinkable. ... 1 January 2002: Euro goes into circulation ... Today 10 countries join the European Union.

www.historylearningsite.co.uk/british-politics/a-history-of-the-european-union-and-great-britain

Citation: C N Trueman "A History of the European Union and Great Britain" ... had a referendum on Britain's membership – the last national referendum this country has had. ... This meant that we were part of the European Community and wanted to be a part of it, but not to ... 2002, The Euro was introduced on January 1st.

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11283616

Guide to the countries waiting in the wings to join the European Union club. ... The UK and Dutch governments want Iceland to reimburse the estimated 4bn ...

fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21344.pdf

Feb 19, 2014 ... member states may also influence a country's EU accession prospects and timeline. ..... the EU embarked on a new institutional reform effort in 2002. ..... two high-profile war crimes suspects wanted by the International ...