EU hopefuls to Brussels: Set a date

  • 1999-10-14
  • By Tricia Cornell
TALLINN - The message to the European Union came through loud and clear: Speed up negotiations and set a target date for concluding them. When representatives of the six candidates for entry into the EU met in Tallinn Oct. 11, the group stated unequivocally that it is looking for clear signals from Brussels.The group prepared a joint statement suggesting "the end of 2000, but no later than 2001" as the target date for closing negotiations. After their meeting, the foreign ministers of Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Estonia and the chief negotiator from Cyprus signed a let...
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