The fifth in this series, this text identifies enlargement as one of the main driving forces behind the Intergovernmental Conference of the European Union. It assesses the readiness of the applicant states to join the EU, and the implications of future enlargement for them and for the Union itself. The book examines the existing association agreements, and analyzes potential difficulties in the accession negotiations, and the ways in which they may be resolved. Constructive suggestions are made for reform in the institutions which will bring about enlargement. The contributors urge better co-ordination betweeen the EU and NATO in the interests of the security, stability and prosperity of the whole continent. They also warn the UK government that to obstruct the IGC would be to jeopardize enlargement.