• 1999-12-16
Latvia has achieved the object of its political lust: an invitation to the ball in Brussels, a go ahead from the clubhouse valued for its potential of economic assistance and a signal that Latvia and Lithuania are as good and progressive in the eyes of Europe as Estonia, already included in accession chats.With optimism Prime Minister Andris Skele has declared Latvia ready to start working hard to achieve stature and clout at the negotiating table. Latvia can open discussion and hold its own on 15 of 31 chapters, he said, never done before by an accession candidate. The aim is ambitious, bu...
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