• This work offers clear, precise answers to the following questions: How far does the European Union still plan to expand? What relations does the EU now entertain with the Eastern countries that were so recently perceived as enemies? How is the EU organizing its relations with the South? Europe's geopolitical configuration is no longer that of the Cold War period. The enlarged European Union is already envisioning a further extension of its frontiers with new accessions. It is important to know which of the applicants will join the party.