Du voisinage à la politique d'intégration : y a-t-il des solutions de rechange concrètes à l'élargissement ?
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Intervention d'Eneko Landaburu, membre du CA de Notre Europe, lors de la conférence "Revitalising Europe" organisée par le CEPS à Bruxelles le 23 février 2006.
"There are concrete alternatives to Enlargement. As there must be. Enlargement has been a key tool in projecting stability across our continent. But it is a reality that the EU cannot expand ad infinitum - everything has its limits. We must honour our present basic commitments, while strictly insisting on the criteria. One of these criteria is our own absorption capacity - it is clear that in some MS the pace and scale of enlargement is approaching the limits of what public opinion will accept. To overstretch, rather than consolidate, the Union would be detrimental not only for us but also our partners. These are all issues with which our leaders will struggle in Vienna in a few months' time."