O BBC News dava a notícia da Europa alargada, como segue:
"Dazzling entry for new EU members
Hundreds of thousands across Europe celebrated the event
Huge street parties, sparkling firework displays and joyful concerts have heralded the biggest expansion in the history of the European Union.
The 15 old members welcomed in Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia at midnight"