"Nervousness about EU enlargement
Published: June 30 2005 03:00 | Last updated: June 30 2005 03:00
Last month's referendums in France and the Netherlands are widely assumed by many European Union leaders to have been a protest against enlargement, a cri de coeur against loss of control, identity and possibly even livelihood as Europe's borders expanded yet again. This thesis, of course, conveniently deflects any blame from the aforesaid leaders, who have been wilfully negligent in selling the visible successes of enlargement at a time when Europe risks sinking into a diffuse and morbid fear of globalisation."
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