Why the European Union needs enlargement and reform

The European Union must enlarge if it wants to stabilise its immediate neighbourhood and prevent Russian influence from growing in the region. In this policy position, Thu Nguyen argues that in order for this enlargement to occur, both the EU and its future member states must be prepared. This requires reforms, especially in three areas: rule of law, capacity to act and the EU budget.

This text was first published on 26 October 2023 as an Op-Ed on Tagesspiegel Online (in German).    

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