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  • Building our common Future, Policy challenges and Budgetary means of the Enlarged Union 2007-2013, Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, COM(2004) 101 final


The European Union stands on the threshold of its greatest achievement since the process of European integration began in the aftermath of the Second World War ¿ the historic reunification of the continent. Following the successful creation of the single market and the introduction of the single currency, Europe will now be reunited in the pursuit of democracy, freedom, peace and progress.
This enlarged European Union offers unprecedented opportunities for improving the prosperity and quality of life of our citizens and the world in which they and their children live. The challenge now facing us is to turn this ambition into a reality and ensure that the European Union seizes the full potential of enlargement and meets public expectations.
The obligation to adopt new Financial Perspectives from 2006 onwards presents an opportunity to give the enlarged European Union a real sense of political purpose together with the means to achieve its ambitions, with actions at European and at national level working in tandem.

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Record Number: 3607 / Last updated on: 2004-03-09