EU country briefing: UK and Brexit

By |maj 16th, 2019|Country Briefing, News|

Britain was never supposed to participate in the European Parliament (EP) elections as its planned exit from the European Union was originally to be concluded on March 29, well ahead of the May poll.

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EU country briefing: The Netherlands

By |april 25th, 2019|Country Briefing, News, The Netherlands|

A founding member of the European project, the Netherlands has been a strong proponent of regional cooperation since the end of World War II, as shown by the then-created Benelux customs union.

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EU country briefing: Romania

By |april 4th, 2019|Country Briefing, Dacian Cioloş, Klaus Iohannis, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Victor Ponta, Viorica Dancila|

The following article is a part of a series of brief country profiles for the EU-27 ahead of the European elections in May. Romania, together with Bulgaria, missed the first wave of the EU’s eastward expansion in 2004. The two joined the...

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EU country briefing: Denmark

By |marec 28th, 2019|Country Briefing, Denmark, elections, News|

Denmark was the first Nordic country to join the EU. It did so in 1973, together with the UK and Ireland, after a referendum in which 63.3% of people voted in favour. Its application to join came mainly out of a practical necessity to maintain close tr...

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EU country briefing: Slovenia

By |marec 19th, 2019|Country Briefing, EU elections 2019, News, Slovenia|

Slovenia was the first Balkan country to join the EU, during 2004’s big enlargement round, after this was supported by a double referendum on both EU and NATO membership, which were supported by 89.6% and 66% respectively.

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EU country briefing: Croatia

By |marec 14th, 2019|Country Briefing, Croatia, EU elections 2019, News|

Croatia is the EU´s youngest member, having only joined in 2013 following a referendum in the country in which 66% voted in favour. Its membership was considered an important step for stabilising the Balkan region that experienced war and conflict between 1991-2001.

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EU country briefing: Spain

By |marec 1st, 2019|Country Briefing, News|

Spain joined the EU in 1986, and has since then subscribed to each EU treaty, including ratifying in referendum of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005. With a population of circa 46,5 million people, it is the 4th largest of the EU, representing 10.4% of...

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EU country briefing: Austria

By |februar 27th, 2019|Country Briefing, News|

Austria joined the EU only in 1995, having traditionally been a neutral country, but has been part of the eurozone (1999) and Schengen (2007) areas since their inception.

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