Düsseldorf – ESI at expert hearing at the North Rhein-Westphalia State Chancellery on EU enlargement
ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at an expert hearing on EU enlargement organised by the State Chancellery of North Rhein-Westphalia. The other speaker was Andreas Marchetti (Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Integration Research at the University of Bonn and Honorary Professor at the University of Paderborn).
Gerald presented a "membership light" model for countries in the Western Balkans as outlined in ESI's proposal "Hamster in the Wheel. Credibility and EU Balkan policy" which would allow the Western Balkan countries to join the European single market would by setting out credible and tangible goals for future EU membership.