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September 1, 2014
 
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EU Enlargement – National, Regional and Global Impact

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Ambassador Vladimir Drobn HeadshotWritten by Erica White ‘15

Vladimir Drobnjak, the Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, visited Adelphi on March 12, 2014 to discuss EU enlargement in light of the recent events in Ukraine. Ambassador Drobnjak explained that the wish to join the EU is still growing, with five current candidate countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey, and Iceland)  applying to be a part of the European Union, and Croatia having become a member in July  of 2013.

The European Union is the “most stable and peaceful place on the planet” stated Ambassador Drobnjak, who noted how revolutionary the EU was at its founding by bringing former enemies (Germany and France) together in order to avoid the possibility of another catastrophic war. With tensions in the Crimea region of Ukraine growing, however, Ambassador Drobnjak emphasized the importance of national, regional, and global cooperation to avoid further escalation of the conflict.

This piece appeared in the International Studies Program Newsletter September 1, 2014 edition.
 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, International Studies