What kind of member state will Romania be in the new European Union? And what will Romania's relations be like with its new EU neighbours and its existing neighbours Russia and Turkey? This book explores and places in a wider context relations between Romania and the EU and provides a range of perspectives on Romania's journey towards membership covering the historical context within which Romania took the 'road to the European Union'. Its contributors include academics and analysts, politicians and practitioners from Romania, Europe and beyond. Its breadth, depth and relevance make it an important reference, not only for academics and policy-makers, but also for those concerned with the future of Europe.