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A wider EU: what next

20 October 2009
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)



EU enlargement is back in the news with the European Commission’s country reports last week. In this Commentary by Rosa Balfour argues that over the past five years the outgoing Commission has kept up the momentum of enlargement at a time of internal EU crisis. But the EU record is chequered when it comes to solving disputes in the region. Pragmatic policies should entail keeping the accession process open and moving while putting bilateral disputes on the backburner.

A wider EU: what next