Don't Sideline EU Enlargement
With citizens across the European Union either unemployed or concerned for the safety of their jobs, savings and pensions, leaders at the EU summit this Friday may have little appetite to tackle external issues. Stopping the carnage in Syria and supporting the pro-democracy movement in Egypt may well claim any attention that is not devoted to resolving the debt crisis.
But another question will be on the agenda, after inconclusive discussions among ministers on Monday. The treaty that will make Croatia the 28th member of the EU in July 2013 will be signed, and the European commission's recommendations on moves ...
Michael Leigh is a senior advisor to the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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