Joining the world’s most successful club of peaceful, prosperous democracies would set the Western Balkans, Georgia and Moldova on a new and promising path, reads the article, published in The Economist.
“The horror of two world wars prompted France, West Germany and others to link arms and create what is today the European Union. Seventy years on, war has returned to the continent.
Out of the rubble in Ukraine, something akin to the sentiment that moved the eu’s founding fathers is stirring again. The talk now is of admitting as many as nine new members, including Ukraine.
Joining the world’s most successful club of peaceful, prosperous democracies would set that war-ravaged country - and fellow aspirant members in the Western Balkans, Georgia and Moldova - on a new and promising path.
For the EU itself it would also be nothing short of historic, completing a grand continental union and marking the end of a process that started with victory over the Nazis. Bar one or two future applicants (perhaps one day including Britain), the shape of the EU would broadly be settled. But the way the EU works would have to change”, - writes the author of the article.