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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_enlargement_of_the_European_Union

The 2004 enlargement of the European Union was the largest single expansion of the ... Part of the same wave of enlargement was the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in ... European communist countries had a looser economic grouping with the USSR .... Poland finished the accession negotiations in December 2002.

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

1 January 2002 ... List of all EU member states and when they joined ... Two more countries from eastern Europe - Bulgaria and Romania - join the EU, bringing ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_enlargement_of_the_European_Union

The 1995 enlargement of the European Union saw Austria, Finland and Sweden accede to the ... traditionally been less interested in joining the EU than other European countries. ... European Coal and Steel Community, (1952–2002) ... and did not want another enlargement to divert their attention away from that project.

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_enlargement_of_the_European_Union

The 2007 enlargement of the European Union saw Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union (EU) on 1 January 2007. Together with the 2004 ...

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.