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Five years of an enlarged EU. Economic achievements and challenges

European Commission. Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs

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In this report, the Commission reviews EU enlargement in 2004/2007, concluding it was overall a success for the EU and its citizens.

The EU added 12 new countries from central/eastern Europe and the Mediterranean – in 2004 (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and then again in 2007 (Romania and Bulgaria).

This was the biggest EU enlargement ever and a historic step towards unifying Europe after decades of Cold War division.

Communication COM(2009) 79 final. Five years of an enlarged EU – Economic achievements and challenges.

(European Economy. 1. 2009. Brussels. 222pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. )


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