The EU Five Years After Its Eastern Enlargement

Five years after the EU’s 2004 enlargement, former DAAD/AGI Fellow Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang looks at the early results of this eastern expansion and concludes that the positives outweigh the many negatives that have come out of it. Dr. Lang writes that a more consistent enlargement policy will enable the EU to export stability to its fringes, something that will benefit all of its members.

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