14 Feb 2023

The Impressive EU-Ukraine Summits

Alongside the Inadequate Enlargement Methodology

Michael Emerson / Steven Blockmans

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President Zelensky`s tireless and dazzling summit diplomacy with Europe over the last two weeks – in Kyiv, London, Paris and Brussels – was supported by big EU contributions to Ukraine’s war effort in all ways but one, that being a failure to reform the EU’s enlargement methodology, which has been stagnating in the Balkans. In this short piece originally published by the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies, CEPS’ Michael Emerson and Steven Blockmans argue that without this reform the EU, alongside Ukraine, may lose the peace.

This report is a joint cooperation between SCEEUS and CEPS.

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