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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.theguardian.com/world/2002/may/16/euro.eu

May 16, 2002 ... Thursday 16 May 2002 07.33 EDT First published on Thursday 16 May ... "I certainly believe passionately that this country and its destiny lies in Europe. ... hinted at the existence of a virtual sixth economic test for euro membership. ... In his new year's message, he made it clear he wanted the euro to be a ...

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

1973, Britain joined the European Community. ... 1975, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson 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 ... 2002, The Euro was introduced on January 1st.

home.bt.com/news/on-this-day/january-1-2002-the-euro-becomes-currency-in-12-eu-countries-11363952116917

Jan 30, 2017 ... Europe experienced the biggest monetary changeover in history on this day in 2002. ... January 1, 2002: The euro becomes currency in 12 EU countries ... The countries initially joining the eurozone were Austria, Belgium, Finland, ..... you consent to this - but if you want, you can change your settings at any ...

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.