1981 enlargement of the European Communities

The 1981 enlargement of the European Communities was the second enlargement of what is now the European Union, then the European Communities (EC). Greece acceded to the EEC on 1 January 1981. It is considered a part of the Mediterranean enlargement.

The application for accession was made on July 12, 1975, one year after the restoration of democracy in Greece. In July 1976 negotiations began which ended in May 1979 with the signing of the Treaty of Accession.[1]

  EC members in 1981
  New EC members admitted in 1981

ImpactEdit

Member countries Population Area (km²) GDP
(billion US$)
GDP
per capita (US$)
Languages
  Greece 9,729,350 131,945 86.553 8,896 Greek
Existing members (1981) 261,743,191 3,823,809 3,694,558 14,115 7
EC10 (1981) 271,472,541
(+3.72%)
3,955,774
(+3.45%)
3,781.111
(+2.34%)
13,928
(−1.33%)
8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greeces course in the EU, Ministry for foreign affairs of Greece. Accessed on February 28, 2022.