European Parliament
in action
Highlights 1999-2004

Parliament - an overview
Reform of the EU
Ten new Member States
Parliament after enlargement
Next steps
Citizens' rights
Justice and home affairs
External relations
Environment /
Consumer protection
Transport / Regional policy
Agriculture / Fisheries
and monetary policy
Employment and social policy / Women's rights
Internal market / Industry / Energy / Research

EPP-ED PSE Group ELDR GUE/NGL The Greens| European Free Alliance UEN EDD/PDE

A bigger and stronger Union
The biggest-ever expansion in the European Union's history took place on 1 May 2004, when the fifteen-strong EU acquired ten new members – the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hun...
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Parliament all set for enlargement
To prepare for the arrival of ten new Member States in May 2004, the European Parliament decided, as soon as it had given the green light for enlargement, to welcome into its ranks 162 observer MPs ...
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Enlargement - the next steps
The Big Bang of 2004, when the European Union grew to 25 members, is to be followed by further expansions.  Negotiations with Bulgaria and Romania are already under way, a decision on starting ...
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  Publishing deadline: 2 April 2004