The enlargement of the Union represents a historic opportunity that neither the Union itself nor its member states can turn down. The stability, peace, democracy and prosperity of Europe hinges decisively on the enlargement of the European Union. If we fail to carry out the task of enlargement, Europe, in all probability, will relapse into instability, poverty and, perhaps, authoritarianism.

Title The Enlargement of the European Union: Problems and Prospects
Author Yannos Kranidiotis
Edition WP99.008, 1999