EYP Austria is excited to host the 13th Austrian National Conference 2012, the Youth Summit on Generations & Integration. The session will take place in Vienna from the 26. to the 30. April 2012 . Under the motto ‘Bridge the gap!’
The economic crisis is fuelling opposition to further EU enlargement. Yet the price of delay could be instability and deepening poverty, Katinka Barysch, Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform argues. This is part of a series of opinion pieces ahead of the June European elections. The queue for EU membership keeps getting longer. The 27-nation EU has accepted Turkey, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Serbia and other Balkan countries as potential candidates.
Five years ago, the EU took in eight ex-communist countries from central and eastern Europe, plus Malta and Cyprus. Two more, Bulgaria and Romania, joined in 2007. The unified bloc created the world's biggest integrated economic area, with half a billion people producing 30 percent of global economic output.
Brussels, 20 February 2009 Olli Rehn, Enlargement Commissioner added: It has been five years since the EU took in 10 new Members[1 ] from Central and Eastern Europe, putting an end to several decades of division brought about by the Cold War.
2 January 2013 Last updated at 07:05 ET Eight countries are waiting in the wings to join the European Union. Croatia and Turkey started accession talks on 3 October 2005.