(3) EU Brief History

Map of the EU and Aspirant Countries

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Source: Delegation of the European Union to the United States, “On the Path to EU Membership: The EU Enlargement Process,” EU Insight, December 2010; adapted and updated by CRS.

Note: Although the EU continues to recognize Iceland as a candidate country, accession negotiations have been on hold since May 2013. In March 2015, Iceland requested that it should not be considered a candidate for EU membership, but did not formally withdraw its application.




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