Autori: Daniela Nedelescu-Ionescu
Editorial: University of Malta International Conference February 2010, The International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Cumberland USA, ISSN 1944-6934, [paper awarded with ’Certificate of Distinction’], 2010.
What will European Union membership be in the next five years? Is it going to remain the same or is it going to be larger?
Even if the previous enlargements have been the biggest ones in European Union history, for sure they were not the last, as long as the phenomenon of the enlargement itself is considered to be inseparable associated with the progress of the Union.
The consequences of the following enlargements will be multiple and Romania is going to feel their effects, as well. European Union’s capacity as an actor in the international relations will increase while the coherence within the community will decrease more. Additionally the public enthusiasm inside the member countries will suffer a continuous decline.
Tackling the issue of the European Union’s capacity for enlargement it should not be about preventing new members from joining, but should be a strategy aimed to a greater acceptance of the European Union amongst its citizens, enhancing its capacity for action and improving its global competitiveness.
Cuvinte cheie: European Union, new negotiations, enlargement, possible consequences for Romania