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Event Review: 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.

Session 1

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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.

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel

Marek Dabrowski, Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel

André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Session 2

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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.

Chair: Jiffer Bourguignon, Editor, Intereconomics

Tinatin Akhvlediani, Research Fellow, CEPS

Elise Bernard, Director of Studies, EuropaNova

Ilona Sologoub, Director of Political and Economic Research, Kyiv School of Economics

Studies and conclusions of the conference speakers will be published in the July/August issue of Intereconomics.