Estonia supports continuing enlargement of European Union

  • 2011-11-15

TALLINN- At the discussion between the European Union foreign ministers on the topic of further European Union enlargement last night [Nov. 14] in Brussels, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that regardless of the current atmosphere that does not facilitate enlargement, we must ensure the continuation of enlargement policy based on existing principles.

Paet noted that although the conclusion of accession negotiations with Croatia and reaching practical negotiations with Iceland have given a positive impetus to European Union enlargement, is in not a favourable time for enlargement due to the ongoing economic and euro area crisis. “However, we must proceed in the current moment because that is the key to enlargement policy,” he stated.

Paet stated that Estonia supports starting accession negotiations with Montenegro and giving candidate country status to Serbia.