Debate on the future of EU enlargement

26 June 2013

The House of Lords debated the European Union Committee's report on the future of EU enlargement on Wednesday 26 June.

The report reasserted the importance of further EU expansion based on the principles of building economic growth and increasing European security. However, it stressed that future new EU members must comply fully with the values of the EU, including respect for democracy and human rights.

The Committee warned that the European Council and Member States cannot afford to ignore the enlargement agenda.


Speakers in the debate included:

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho;
  • Lord Foulkes of Cumnock;
  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick;
  • Lord Haskins;
  • Lord Liddle;
  • The Earl of Sandwich;
  • Lord Teverson; and
  • Baroness Warsi (Minister).

You can watch the debate live or read the relevent entry in Hansard below:

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