- Simon Usherwood
- and John Pinder
A most impressive aspect of the EU project has been its ability to develop and expand from a small group of relatively similar states in Western Europe into an EU of much greater width and depth. ‘The EU and the rest of Europe’ argues that enlargement can be seen as an essential part of the EU and its continued development, not least in its dealings with those who remain outside. The treaty still affirms that membership is open to any European state that respects ‘the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law’.