CER/Delegation of the EU to the UK discussion on 'Expanding Horizons: 20 years of EU membership - paving the path for future EU enlargement'

07 May 2024

Introductory remarks: Pedro Serrano, EU Ambassador to the UK

Amelia Hadfield, Head of Department of Politics & Founding Director, Centre for Britain & Europe, University of Surrey
Simona Leskovar, Ambassador, Embassy of Slovenia, London
Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe

Chair: Ian Bond, Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform

This year marks 20 years since the EU's 2004 enlargement, which saw ten new member-states join the European Union. Now, the Union is poised to enlarge further, with European leaders agreeing in December last year to launch negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. This discussion reflected on the successes of enlargement, on its challenges, and took stock of what future rounds may mean for the EU's institutional architecture.

20 years together