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The Effects of Enlargement on the Functioning of the EU

19 October 2009 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


HE Dr Péter Balázs, Foreign Minister, Hungary
Chair: Lord Wallace of Saltaire



The 2004-07 'big bang' enlargement has brought about qualitative and quantitative changes in the functioning of the EU. The speaker will argue that, while reaching a consensus has become more difficult as the number of members has almost doubled, the economic strength of the EU now requires it, more than ever, to take a leading role in crucial issues facing Europe and the world.

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The speech will be on the record but the Question and Answer Session will be held under the Chatham House Rule.