Juncker : "The European Union will be greater than 27 in number"

2017-09-13 13:24:09

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered his annual state of the union speech to the European parliament in Strasbourg.

„If we want more stability in our neighbourhood, then we must maintain a credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans," he said. 

“It is clear that there will be no further enlargement during the mandate of this Commission and this Parliament. No candidate is ready yet. But thereafter the European Union will be greater than 27 in number. Accession candidates must give the rule of law, justice and fundamental rights utmost priority,” Juncker added.