Published in The Guardian, 19 October 2007
As supporters of the Coalition for the Reform Treaty, we encourage successful negotiations on the European treaty currently being negotiated by Gordon Brown and other heads of government (Leaders, October 17).
The measures in the treaty are not only in the EU’s interest but in Britain’s interests too. They propose various changes which have been made necessary by the policy of enlargement. The EU’s membership has almost doubled from 15 members to 27 members since 2004. Enlargement to eastern Europe, while being one of the most spectacular foreign-policy success stories of recent times, has meant that the EU needs to reform its institutions.
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