The 2004 EU Enlargement – 10 Years After: Achievements and Next Steps

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:00am - Friday, 25 April 2014, 4:00pm, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
This conference celebrated the tenth anniversary of the accession of ten Central Eastern European and South European countries to the European Union. It reflected on achievements and lessons learnt and discuss possible future political and economic developments in Europe:

Session 1: Overcoming New Chasms in the EU′s Neighbourhood
Session 2: Towards Stability in the Western Balkans
Session 3: The Economic Crisis and How To Resuscitate Convergence in Europe
Session 4: Exchange Rate Strategies and Competitiveness
Session 5: Challenges for Financial Stability
Session 6: European Integration and Nationalism: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Session 7: A Century of European Disintegration and Integration: 1914–2014


Ivan Krastev, contribution to Session 1


Ivan Krastev, introduction to Session 6


Timothy Snyder, introduction to Session 7

The conference was organized jointly by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).

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