concluded the accession negotiations with the European Union on 14
Council noted the closure of negotiations on 17 December 2004 and
called for the finalisation of the Accession Treaty with Romania
(and Bulgaria). The Treaty was signed on 25 April 2005 and, since
then, Romania has an observer status in the Council and its
preparatory bodies and participates in the process of drafting the
communitarian legislation. The signature of the Treaty was followed
by the process of its ratification by the Member States.
Republic finalized the ratification process of the Accession Treaty
on 2 February 2006, when President Vaclav Klaus signed the
ratification instrument. The ratification law had been approved by
the Parliament of the Czech Republic on 6 December 2005.
expected to become member of the European Union on 1 January 2007.