Press conference by Štefan Füle on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement
On 30 April 2014, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made a press statement. Prior to his statement, a video message by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, was also shown.
On 1 May 2004, the EU enlarged from 15 to 25 Member States (and with two subsequent enlargements to 28). It brought stability and reunited Europe after years of artificial division during the cold war; it made the EU the world's biggest single market and increased trade between Member States, thus contributing to economic growth and strengthening further Europe's weight in global affairs. PHOTO SHOTLIST