‘We need to be careful’ – Minister urges caution on proposed EU enlargement

A Franco-German working group last week presented a report on proposed institutional reform of the EU to cater for up to 30 members in the future

Peter Burke, Minister for European Affairs: said Ireland was ‘in favour’ of enlargement, but he would be less comfortable with setting a date of 2030 by which to increase the union to 30 members. Picture: Barry Cronin

Ireland is urging caution on a range of proposed reforms to cater for an enlarged European Union, the Minister for European Affairs has told the Business Post.

Peter Burke was speaking to the Business Post after he travelled to Brussels last week to discuss potential enlargement of the EU to 30 members.

At the EU General Affairs Council last Tuesday, a Franco-German working group presented a report on what institutional reform of the EU would ...