Report inches Lithuania closer to EU

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis & Paul Beckman
VILNIUS - Lithuania received its most glowing assessment of political and economic reforms to date, Oct. 13, when the European Commission recommended opening membership talks with six new applicant countries.The report praised the Baltic country for implementing judicial reforms, increasing trade with EU countries and continuing "to make progress in establishing a functioning market economy."The EC, the executive arm of the European Union, also praised the Parliament's decision to shut down the first of two nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl-style Ignalina nuclear power plant but stressed t...
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