Johnny Munkhammar skrev på denna blogg från 2004 till sin död 2012. Bloggen är upprätthållen som ett minne och som referens till Johnnys arbete av Johnny Munkhammars minnesfond.

This blog was operated by Johnny Munkhammar from 2004 until 2012 when he passed away. This blog is now in a memorialized state and operated by the Johnny Munkhammar fund.
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Sunday 2020-09-20, 16:44:56

2005-06-09 10:09:10
Further Enlargement in Danger? I was just interviewed by the BBC about the economic success of Eastern and Central Europe and the need for reforms in Western Europe. Several questions concerned the risks that the current debate in Europe might lead to attempts to stop companies from moving out of Western Europe and stop people from moving in. Partuclarly there was a focus on the risk that the further enlargements will be stopped. I believe that there may be a delay for Bulgaria and Romania for a year or two, but the real dicussion will be about the further enlargements. The Balkan states, Ukraine and Turkey will have a difficult time to become members in a foreseeable future. This is very unfortunate and follows the fact that the protectionist forces get stronger. It is one of the most important tasks in Europe in the years ahead to show why openness and free mobility brings better living standards for all.

Read about - and listen to - the program here - >

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