Associates States, that is states, which solicit to obtain the accession and what’s going with that they have to meet criteria, which has been specified by the EU. At the moment there are 11 states, which are the part of them:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Moldawa, Georgia.
The European Union (en. EU) – the economic and political partnership of democratic European countries, which has started in 1st November 1993 on the strength of Maastricht’s treaty, which is the effect of the many years process of political, economic and social integration, which has started after Second World War. Since 1st January 2011 it has been the partnership of 27 countries. It has become the international organization since 1st December 2009.