2007 enlargement of the European Union

event on 1 July 2007 where Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Communities

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. It was the seventh time the Union accepted new members.

New 2007 members shown in blue. Other EU members at that time shown in green.

Membership change

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

During the 2000s, Bulgaria and Romania made changes, such as improving their democratic system, human rights acts, freedom of speech acts, economy and laws.

References change

  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

Other websites change