To answer Dr Alf’s question, the EU is very far from being democratic, which is why the far reaching TTIP talks with America are being conducted in secret, although we learn from President Obama that he thinks initial agreement will be reached by the time he is ready to leave office for good (January 2017).
Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia and Albania are not the sort of countries most of us would want to be allowed into the EU not least because they are relatively poor and will require further transfer payments from rich countries like Germany and nett contributors like the UK.
We are not being told about the terms of entry of these new proposed EU members nor the numbers that are expected under free movement provisions to come to the UK and Germany by 2021 (The proposed date for Turkish and possibly these other memberships).
These details remain firmly in the head of Chancellor Merkel of Germany and presumably the European Commission but will no doubt be discussed more widely but again in secret at Bilderberg 2016 which this year will be held in Dresden, Germany.
The policy with enlargement is to negotiate in secret and then announce the result as a fait accomplit which is then sold to the people of Europe as a thoroughly good thing.