1981 enlargement of the European Communities


The 1981 enlargement of the European Communities was the second enlargement of what is now the European Union, then the European Communities (EC). Greece acceded to the EEC on 1 January 1981. It is considered a part of the Mediterranean enlargement.

  EC members in 1981
  New EC members admitted in 1981

Impact


Member countries Population Area (km²) GDP
(billion US$)
GDP
per capita (US$)
Languages
 Greece 9,729,350 131,945 86.553 8,896 Greek
Existing members (1981) 261,743,191 3,823,809 3,694,558 14,115 7
EC10 (1981) 271,472,541
(+3.72%)
3,955,774
(+3.45%)
3,781.111
(+2.34%)
13,928
(−1.33%)
8

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