Your question: When did Britain join the EU in 1973?

When did Britain join the EU?

The Wilson government again failed to take Britain into the EEC in 1967 but Georges Pompidou, who succeeded de Gaulle, finally relented and Britain joined in January 1973 under the premiership of Edward Heath. The 1974 Wilson government was unhappy with the terms of EEC membership and held a referendum in June 1975.

Was there a referendum to join the EU in 1973?

EC enlargement of 1973

In 1972, four countries held referendums on the subject of the 1973 enlargement of the European Communities. Before allowing the four new candidate member states to join the European Communities, founding member France held a referendum that approved this.

What country joined the EU in 1973?

The 1973 enlargement of the European Communities was the first enlargement of the European Communities (EC), now the European Union (EU). Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) acceded to the EC on 1 January 1973.

Who joined the EU in 1972?

The Treaty of Accession 1972 was the international agreement which provided for the accession of Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom to the European Communities.

When did the UK join the EU and why?

Parliament’s European Communities Act 1972 was enacted on 17 October, and the UK’s instrument of ratification was deposited the next day (18 October), letting the United Kingdom’s membership of the EC come into effect on 1 January 1973.

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When did Poland join the EU?

Poland has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 under the Accession Treaty signed in Athens on 16 April 2003. As a member state, Poland has the power to influence EU decisions. The European Union is an economic and political union between 27 EU countries that together cover much of the continent.

When was Brexit voted?

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

23 June 2016
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
Location United Kingdom (pop. 65.65m) and Gibraltar (pop. 34,000)
Outcome The UK votes to leave the European Union
Results

When did Malta join the EU?

Following the signature of the Treaty of Accession in April 2003, Malta joined the EU a year later, on 1st May, 2004, together with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia in the largest EU enlargement to date.

When did Finland join the EU?

Austria, Finland and Sweden became EU members on 1 January 1995. Sweden held their elections to the European Parliament for its MEPs later that year on 17 September.