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EU expansion: Which countries are waiting to JOIN?

As Brexit campaigners battle for Britain to leave the EU, here is a look at the countries that are waiting to join.

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Which countries are waiting to join the EU?

Turkey and the Balkan states of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania are now waiting in line to join the EU.

The EU has now promised to “re-energise” Turkey’s bid to join in return for helping to deal with the ongoing migrant crisis.

Turkey, which has 75 million citizens, first applied to join what was then the European Economic Community back in 1987.