EU-36? Perspectives and constraints of EU-enlargement and neighbourhood policy

16  April 2012    4:00 pm CEST

Peter Balázs, Central European University, Budapest


wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna, lecture hall (entrance from the ground floor)


A lack of certainty reigns as regards to the future prospects of European enlargement. This causes strains both among candidates and the member states.
The usual answer given to emerging questions (be they pro or contra further enlargement), is the fulfilment of the membership conditions. However, the conditions are much more complex than a set of programmatic materials building on the adoption of norms and the acquis.

Péter Balázs
Head of the CENS (research center at the Central European University, Budapest for EU Enlargement Studies),
former Member of the European Commission,
former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary