Last through the door?

Undeterred by elements in the EU that have gone cold on enlargement after French and Dutch "No"s to the European constitution, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania have set their sights on joining the union and ultimately the eurozone. Yet the trajectories of approach are far from the same. For policymakers, the benefits of joining are obvious, but they know they have some economic catching up to do as well as meeting the Maastricht treaty's economic tests1. This article surveys opinion in the central