Usackas reminds Ukraine of long road ahead

  • 2005-06-08
  • Baltic News Service
WASHINGTON D.C. - Lithuania's ambassador to the United States told a conference in Washington D.C. this week that after the rejection of the EU Constitutional Treaty by France and the Netherlands, Ukraine must try even harder to strengthen democratic institutions, create free market economy and accelerate the country's integration into the EU. Ambassador Vygaugas Usackas, who was Lithuania's chief EU negotiator over the past decade, said that Lithuania knows from experience that preparation for membership is a long and difficult process, taking almost 15 years after the restoration of inde...
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