Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Monday, 22 December 2003 17:00
Referendum took place in nine from ten countries-candidates from March until September, 2003. Everywhere majority of people supported joining European Union. Cyprus, only the Greek part, joined EU without a referendum.
In some countries, like Slovenia or Czech republic, high support for joining EU was expected. In some other countries, like Poland (read more about Polish referendum ), Slovakia, Latvia or Lithuania and Malta, the positive outcome was not that certain. In Hungary the turnover was low, less than 50% but it was still valid according to Hungarian law.