Expanding the EU
by Jim Budd
Sep 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
On the first of May 2004, ten new countries are due to join the European Union. This will bring the organization up to 25 nations. Eight countries are now definite, having held a referendum that approved accession into the EU. These are the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Estonia (September 14th) and Latvia (September 20th) are still to hold their referenda, while Cyprus will not be holding one.The ten new countries have a combined population of 84 milli...
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