Poland became a member of the European Union on May 1, 2004. On Monday, May 1, 2023, at 10 a.m., on the 19th anniversary of that event, a ceremony was held to raise the EU flag to the highest mast in Gdansk, which is located on Gradowa Hill. The ceremony was attended, among others, by Piotr Borawski, deputy mayor for business and climate protection.
Nineteen years ago – on May 1, 2004 – Poland became a full member of the European Union. On that day, EU membership was also granted to: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia. This was the largest enlargement of the EU in its history.
Membership in the European Union gave a boost to the development of the entire country. Thanks to the exchange of experience and the funds obtained from the EU and the investments carried out, individual cities and towns, including Gdansk, have undergone a huge metamorphosis. Thanks to the community, member countries are able to cope much more effectively with overcoming many contemporary challenges and problems.