Regions and Cities of Europe, No 83, May-June 2013

Special feature: Welcome Croatia and EU Enlargement Policy

  • Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the CoR – The aim of the enlargement process is to overcome the division of Europe
  • Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for enlargement and ENP – Croatia’s accession brings greater stability to the Western Balkans’
  • Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Aff airs of Croatia – EU needs to grasp the wider geopolitical dimension of its existence

Also in this issue:

  • Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania – Strong local and regional governments for a stronger Europe
  • Arnoldas Abramavičius, Head of the Lithuanian delegation at the CoR – First time the EU presidency moves to a Baltic State
  • Mercedes Bresso, First Vice President of the CoR – A thaw on the road towards a European Iceland?
  • Luc Van den Brande, former CoR President and CoR rapporteur on enlargement challenges and opportunities 2012-2013 – The enlargement strategy must go local

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