From Statistics Explained
At present Croatia (HR) is an acceding country, to become a Member State of the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013.
In addition, there are 5 official candidate countries for EU membership:
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||(MK)|
Accession negotiations with Turkey started on 3 October 2005. Accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, granted candidate country status by a European Council decision of December 2005, have not yet started. Iceland submitted an application for membership on 23 July 2009 and accession negotiations formally started on 27 June 2010. Montenegro was made candidate country on 17 December 2010 but accession negotiations have not yet started. Serbia was granted candidate country status on 1 March 2012.
Finally, there are 3 potential candidates, all in the Western Balkan, who have applied for membership but have not yet been granted candidate country status:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||(BA)|
|Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99||(XK)|
- European Commission - Enlargement - Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports
- Map view of Candidate and Potential candidate countries
- ↑ 'MK' is a provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.
- ↑ 'XK' is a code used for practical reasons and not an official ISO country code.