German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer made it abundantly clear during his stay in Tallinn that his country wants to see the European Union move more quickly to welcome the Baltic states to the club.But it is hard to know how seriously Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania take Fischer's words. Because beyond the sound bites, Brussels has said or done little to suggest enlargement is the top priority on the EU's agenda. There is much talk in Tallinn and the capitals of other first-round applicants' joining the EU by 2003, but talk to virtually anyone in Brussels and the prediction for even the mos...
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