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A 28, 30, 40-member Europe : is more the enemy of good?

Plenary 2 Amphi 2 July 5, 2024 18:15 - 19:15

Overview

In many respects, the European Union (EU) is at a turning point in its construction. The EU’s last major enlargement took place twenty years ago, when it integrated the former Soviet powers into its fold. Since then, only one enlargement has taken place: that of Croatia in 2013.

For the EU, the 2010 decade was one of existential threats: sovereign debt crisis, Brexit, Covid. And yet, the EU has come out of it stronger than ever: more united and integrated than ever in the face of Covid (vaccines, debt mutualization) and, paradoxically, more governable following Brexit. The consequences of the Brexit cut short any desire on the part of other members to leave, highlighting the EU’s strengths.

The unfriendly trade policies of the United States, its traditional ally, and its military hesitations regarding Ukraine, have enabled the EU to make many advances in integration. Today, the enlargement project is once again being driven by the East, with Russia’s war accelerating the accession procedures for nine candidate countries. Can the Union survive further growth? How can we guarantee the successful integration of candidate countries and preserve European cohesion?


Speakers

Christian DANIELSSON
Secrétaire d'Etat aux Affaires européennes & Conseiller International du Premier Ministre
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Royaume de Suède
Bio
Stéphane DION
Canadian Ambassador to France and Monaco & Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe
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Ambassade du Canada
Bio
Paschal DONOHOE
President & Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform of Ireland
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Eurogroup
Bio
Karoline EDTSTADLER
Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution
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Chancellerie Fédérale d'Autriche
Bio
Olha STEFANICHYNA
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
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Gouvernement de l'Ukraine
Bio

Coordinator

Laurence BOONE
Member
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Le Cercle des économistes
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