Bulgaria and Austria leading the pack
Immigration is the big debate dividing Europe. Battling between integration, Euroscepticism and populist rhetoric.
- Tuesday, 31 October 2017
There appear to be just two options for the European Union: moving forward with the common agenda or surrendering to various national egos. That was the opinion expressed by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, during his speech on the State of the European Union on 13 September. The scenarios that Junker outlined describe the two extremes of a wider debate on the future of the EU, and they seem to overlook the growing discontent, and even open opposition, to greater European integration. For Juncker, integration goes hand in hand with enlargement. He has thus indicated that 2025 is the final deadline for the entrance of Serbia and Montenegro into the Union.