Welcome to my web site
Since 10 February 2010, I have been in charge of the EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies – two vital policy areas for the EU's mission to consolidate peace, democracy and prosperity in Europe.
EU enlargement policy provides a powerful
incentive for economic and political reforms in countries wishing to join the
EU. It is in our strategic interest to pursue enlargement credibly and
We will continue to honour existing commitments, making sure that any European country ready to join the EU can do so. Being an EU member is a demanding task for which a country needs to be well prepared. It is important that each new country joining makes the EU not only larger but stronger.
European neighbourhood policy builds on
the belief that we secure our own future by promoting democracy, prosperity and
stability across and around our continent. We will continue to support
democratic reforms, economic growth and cooperation with and between our
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