Since its inception in 1957, the European Union has grown continuously. In the beginning, the bloc consisted of just six founder countries. Today, the EU has 28 members. And there are plans for the expansion to continue, especially towards the Southeast. The current candidate countries include Turkey and Albania as well as Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been declared potential candidate countries while the accession of Turkey to the EU currently seems less likely due to the repressive policies of its current administration. But will an ever larger European Union still be able to act during times of crisis? After all, it already regularly appears to have difficulties finding a common line today.
Greece and Macedonia sign a preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, taking a step towards ending a row that has rumbled on since 1991.
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A proposed deal to resolve a 27-year name row with Macedonia kicks up a storm in Greece, with the government under fire over a compromise the opposition has rejected as a "national retreat".
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Spain is not the only EU country that does not recognize Kosovo's independence - Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania also non-recognizers, however, their leaders will still attend the summit.
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