This part of the site contains information and documents from the original EP Enlargement website, including thematic briefings prepared by the Directorate-General for Research over the period 1998-2000.
Link to the Commission's on-line press cuttings service which enables users to select articles on enlargement themes.
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A series of tables updated quarterly in pdf. format by the European Parliament's Parliamentary Documentation Centre gives statistics on trade etc. for each candidate country as well as a comparative table of basic statistics for all.
Europarl pages giving links to the websites of the other institutions as well as the texts of key documents such as European Council Presidency Conclusions and links to enlargement webpages of the most relevant Commission Directorates-General.
Joint Debate on Enlargement, 9 April 2003, before the vote in which the EP gave its assent to the accession of all ten countries with which accession negotiations had been concluded:
Extraordinary debate on the future of the European Union after enlargement, with the participation of Members of national parliaments from the then applicant countries - Strasbourg, 19/11/2002 (Verbatim report, delegations, press).
Brochure: Reuniting Europe - The fifth enlargement.
State of negotiations
A regularly updated table Accession Negotiations: State of Play (latest version: 30 June 2004) published on the European Commission Enlargement website shows which chapters of the negotiations have been closed by each of the candidate countries (Bulgaria and Romania).
More details of each negotiating chapter are also available there, or in the European Parliament's Factsheets on the Negotiations, a series of concise information sheets giving for each country and chapter a summary of the acquis as provided by the Commission, the progress/results of the negotiations, any positions adopted by the EP and the conclusions of the latest Commission Regular report.
Calendar of Meetings
The calendar is updated weekly. As well as official meetings of the European Parliament and its Committees and Delegations at which enlargement issues are to be discussed, the calendar also lists important meetings of the Council, Commission and other EU institutions as well as various events organised by academic and other institutions on the enlargement theme. Where possible, hyperlinks to the relevant documentation are given.