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Event: EU Enlargement in a New Light

21 June 2022, 01:45 pm - 05:00 pm

The joint Intereconomics/Bruegel event explored what would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks.

Studies and conclusions of the conference speakers are published in the Forum of Intereconomics No. 4 / 2022.


Session 1: To Expand or Not to Expand: For and Against the Enlargement of the European Union

  • Discussion of EU architecture and enlargement from a political economy perspective. Deepening vs widening is the trade-off at the heart of the EU’s future enlargement.
  • Marek Dabrowski
    Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel
  • André Sapir
    Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Chair
    Maria Demertzis
    Deputy Director, Bruegel

Session 2: The Political and Security Concerns of EU Enlargement: The Case of Ukraine

  • Focus on the economic, political and security aspects of enlargement in the specific case of Ukraine as well as the unique features to the case, particularly its reconstruction.
  • Tinatin Akhvlediani
    Research Fellow, CEPS
  • Elise Bernard
    Director of Studies, EuropaNova
  • Ilona Sologoub
    Director of Political and Economic Research, Kyiv School of Economics
  • Chair
    Jiffer Bourguignon
    Editor, Intereconomics