2003 in the European Union

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Events from the year 2003 in the European Union.

The year was designated the European Year of People with Disabilities by the Council of Europe.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 8 March - In the first of many referendums held across Europe this year, the electorate of Malta votes to join the European Union.[3]
  • 23 March - The electorate of Slovenia votes to join the European Union.[4]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Year of People with Disabilities 2003". europa.eu. European Union. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Morris, Chris (1 February 2003). "Landmark EU treaty comes into effect". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Black, Ian (10 March 2003). "Malta flags assent to EU enlargement". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose (24 March 2003). "Landslide for EU membership in Slovenian referendum". The Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Partos, Gabriel (14 April 2003). "Hungary's EU apathy". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Lungescu, Oana (16 April 2003). "Q&A: EU accession treaty". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lithuanians celebrate outcome of EU vote". USA Today. Gannett Company. 12 May 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Slovaks say 'Yes' to EU". BBC News. BBC. 18 May 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Poland says big Yes to EU". BBC News. BBC. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Czechs say Yes to EU entry". BBC News. BBC. 14 June 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Cowell, Alan (15 September 2003). "In a Referendum, Swedes Resoundingly Reject the Euro". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Estonia approves EU entry". BBC News. BBC. 14 September 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013.