1986 enlargement of the European Communities

event on 1 January 1986 where Portugal and Spain joined the European Communities

Spain and Portugal joined the European Communities, now the European Union, in 1986. This was the third enlargement of the Communities.[1][2]

  EC members in 1986
  New EC members admitted in 1986


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  2. Klodt, Henning (2003), Pethig, Rüdiger; Rauscher, Michael (eds.), "Prospective Trade Effects of Eastern EU Enlargement", Challenges to the World Economy, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, p. 110, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19018-6_10, ISBN 978-3-642-19018-6