On the 1st of May 2004, 10 countries became new Members of the EU: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. A series of celebrations was organized accross Europe to mark the event. Romano Prodi, President of the EC, Pat Cox, President of the EP and many Heads of States and Governments of the enlarged EU went ot Dublin for the official ceremony of enlargment, Ireland holding the Presidency of the EU.
Hot air balloons
Romano Prodi, on the left, and Bertie Ahern, Irish Prime Minister
Police in front of the Dublin Castle
Speech by Romano Prodi in Dublin
Child with European balloon in the "Parc du cinquantenaire"
Arrival of the new flags
View of the crowd in the "Parc du cinquantenaire" in Brussels
View of the crowd in the "Parc du cinquantenaire"
Representatives of Member States during the official ceremony
Child, crowd and hot air balloon in the "Parc du cinquantenaire"
Raising of the 25 national flags during the official ceremony
Raising of the European flag
Delivery of the national flags to the Heads of government
Group photo, 1st row from left to right: Romano Prodi, President of ...