May 29, 2019

About the EU's Enlargement to the East As a Common Success

An Economic Point of View From Germany

Serhiy Polyovyk

Analyzing the EU's relationships with new members of the European Union, European analysts are paying special attention to the peculiarities of their internal political relations. Their conclusions, which were prepared on the eve of the recent elections to the European Parliament in May 2019, allow to predict further activity of the European Union in the current format. And while the active policies of new members are not always consolidated with the EU's policy, experts believe that the enlargement is beneficial to all members of the European community. Obviously, in the future, the confrontation and compromises will continue to be part of the positions of the main EU countries, in particular, Germany, France, Italy, and rock-ribbed on national issues new EU members — Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, etc.

Although, in truth, such a defending of national interests can be considered a sign of democratic processes in the EU, which will continue to dominate in it.

The article is available in Ukrainian