Joint Parliamentary Meeting on Western Balkans
The enlargement process is "about a transformational agenda which impacts the entire structure of a country", declared President Barroso in the EP. Referring to his recent visit to the Balkans, he noted: "The region is clearly on the move". He stressed his commitment that these countries had to be part of the EU. Underlining that enlargement is one of the most successful policies of the EU, he also reminded that becoming an EU member "calls for mutual respect and a willingness to work together".