The interests of smaller member states in an enlarged European Union

by Paul Gillespie

Small state interests are just as diverse as large ones in normal EU business; they are divided on relative wealth and capacity and rely on smartness to compensate for smallness. In order to preserve that achievement great care should be taken to preserve the balance struck between small and large states in the Rome Treaty and the institutional framework animating it.

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