expand_more Shall we be able to enlarge while maintaining our model of solidarity?
In my view, the Union should not enlarge unless equality improves.
Only a Union developing in this sort of direction will be able to enlarge in accordance with existing plans.
expand_more Talk of inflation stability began in 2006, when the Euro Zone started to expand.
I do not believe that it is impossible to expand further without the Lisbon Treaty.
We can therefore expand to twenty members while still respecting the identity of each one.
expand_more I was not elected to have the EU extend or expand its control over the UK.
So the borders that exist within our societies must not be allowed to get larger, as we extend eastward.
Differences in social conditions in the Union must not get larger as we extend towards the east.
expand_more Is it to be deepening before widening or widening before deepening?
And only once it was confirmed that adequate control had been established on the future external borders of the widened Schengen Area could this expansion take place.
Under your Presidency the old question of whether Europe can 'widen' and 'deepen' at the same time, which is one that plagued most of your predecessors, has been answered decisively and positively.