20 years of the EU’s Eastern Enlargement

This article was produced by Tanjug in collaboration with European news agencies as part of the European Newsroom (ENR) project.

BRUSSELS - Two decades of EU membership are a reason to celebrate. On May 1, 2004, ten Eastern European states joined the bloc - the EU's biggest enlargement to date. However, amidst the festivities, attention turns to regions like the Western Balkans, who are still on the waiting list for EU accession.

On the 20th anniversary of their accession to the European Union, the Eastern European states celebrated their EU membership. On May 1, 2004, ten countries joined the EU: Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus and Malta.

Poland found its place on May 1, 2004, said Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski on Wednesday at a meeting with his German colleague Annalena Baerbock in the German...

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