According to Oliver Varhelyi, the European Union must underpin its enlargement policy with strict but fair conditions based on the principle of achievement.
“I don’t think we need new procedures. We need political will, both from the EU and from the candidate countries. Expansion is a geopolitical priority for us and our allies. The idea of joining the European Union is intertwined with the need for reform, freedom, security and stability. We were convinced of this by the example of new applicants, we are obliged to live up to these expectations. We must back up the expansion policy with strict but fair conditions based on the achievement principle,” Varheli said.