Alfred Gusenbauer has been the chairman of the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) since 29 April 2000
"Turkey in the EU would mean the end of the EU, if that does not happen before anyway. What I understand as integration might not even be possible with 25 member states anymore. The speed of enlargement has been too high."
(ESI Interview 23 May 2005)
"It would be a huge mistake to push away countries like Ukraine or Turkey." The question was whether cooperation could only work via EU-membership or whether other modes of association might be possible. Gusenbauer pledged again to "negotiate an enlarged association agreement."
(Austrian Press Agency, 14 July 2005)
Alfred Gusenbauer has been the chairman of the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) since 29 April 2000.