2007 enlargement of the European Union

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New 2007 members shown in blue. Other EU members shown in green.

The 2007 enlargement of the European Union joined Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union. It happened on 1 January 2007. The Treaty of Accession was signed on April 25, 2005 at Luxembourg, Neumünster Abbey.

Membership[change | edit source]

Since 1989, Bulgaria and Romania has wanted to be a part of the European Union (EU). [1] and put forward to become members in 1995. [2]

Preparation for membership[change | edit source]

During the 2000s, Bulgaria and Romania made changes to the country, such as making her democratic system, human rights acts, freedom of speech acts, economy and law better.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Chronology of the Fifth EU Enlargement, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom
  2. Melanie H. Ram, Ph.D., Sub-regional Cooperation and European Integration: Romania’s Delicate Balance

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