EU expansion to 27 members altered the EU radically

I've written two posts about the history of support for the EU. And I covered the ground through the EU-15 period when Austria, Finland, and Sweden entered the EU.  Today, I want to continue the post series with the introduction of the next 12 Eastern European countries. But let me lead in with an article which the German-language Spiegel magazine just published because it hits on the theme of this post. My theme: the introduction of twelve member states over a short period of time changed the EU in profound ways that ensure conflict and a lack of cohesion in the EU.
Spiegel: Bulgarian worker sucked into exploitative cheap labor pool in Germany
Here's my translation of key bits of the Spiegel piece (link here to the German original - titled "Lost in Europe"):
As Stanimir Panow [not his rea...


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