Since the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the European Union has grown through a series of successive enlargements . The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 allowed former Communist bloc countries to open up. This opening towards the European Union has been materialised by the accession of ten of these countries. Other countries acquired the official status of ‘candidate countries’ which would lead them to the path of accession to the European Union. These countries are Turkey, Croatia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).