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Implications of Enlargement

  • Tony Brown
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Abstract

The enlarged EU of the future will include an increasing number of smaller member states. This fact has become a cause of some controversy between the larger and smaller countries already within the Union, not least in the context of institutional reform. The statistics behind this situation — the prospect of a Union with perhaps six large and 21 small or medium-sized members and the consequent projections of blocking minorities and European Parliament (EP) seats — are well known. The reaction of some, larger member states has been somewhat less calm and reflective than might be expected.

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Member State Small State European Economic Community European Parliament European Monetary System 
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