Kristof Bender

Sociologist. Deputy Chairperson of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). From September 2022 to June 2023 he was a Europe’s Futures fellow at the IWM in Vienna.


Cover for: EU enlargement: A new approach

Ukraine’s EU candidacy has brought new momentum to an EU enlargement process suffering from a major crisis of credibility. But reservations towards enlargement run deep. The EU should admit this and propose an interim goal that still offers candidate countries genuine incentive for reform.