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Memo to the Commissioner Responsible for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

P. 254-264.
Dabrowski M., Zachmann G.

Preparations for accession in the formal and potential EU candidates have slowed down as a consequence of slow progress in institutional and economic reform, unresolved regional conflicts and limited appetite for further enlargement among EU member states. Meanwhile, in the last five years, the security situation in the EU’s immediate neighbourhood has deteriorated markedly.
In terms of enlargement, you should maintain potential EU accession as a credible and attractive option for candidates and potential candidates, while finding models of cooperation with adjoining countries that do not include the prospect of membership.
European Neighbourhood Policy needs a profound revamp to enable institutionalised cooperation in mutually beneficial areas, which will be open to each country that fulfils the specific criteria and whose strategic interests do not undermine the EU.



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Memo to the Commissioner Responsible for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy
Edited by: M. Demertzis, G. B. Wolff. Bruegel, 2019.