EU enlargement: strategic choices at stake
28 September 2022, 16:33


Alyona Getmanchuk took part in the panel discussion “EU enlargement: strategic choices at stake” organised by the  Clingendael Institute within the conference “State of the Union 2022: ‘War in Europe and its aftershocks’.


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine initially led to a strong resolve and unity within the EU and NATO, leading both organisations to take unprecedented decisions on security, sanctions, defence, and enlargement.

However, as the war drags on, the EU is starting to feel the effects of slower growth, rising food and energy prices, and the humanitarian crisis that is forcing millions of Ukrainian citizens to leave the country. The question is to what extent and how European and Transatlantic unity and resolve will be able to withstand these pressures – or if new cracks will appear.

With no short-term end to the war in sight, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, dedicates this year’s edition of the State of the Union Conference to the aftershocks of the Russia-Ukraine war.

On 28 September 2022 Clingendael reflected on the medium and long-term consequences of the war for the European Union and its Member States, the EU’s neighbourhood, NATO, and the future of the United States’ engagement in European security.

Abount the conference via the link here.

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