Finn says Latvia likely to start EU talks this year

  • 1999-06-17
RIGA (BNS) – Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Kimo Sassi believes that Latvia has a realistic chance to receive an invitation to European Union pre-accession talks at this December's Helsinki summit.The Finnish minister made this statement June 14 during talks held with Latvian Prime Minister Vilis Kristopans, who had arrived in Finland for a one-day working visit.Both officials discussed the most important issues Finland intends to tackle during its EU presidency and also talked about economic cooperation between Latvia and Finland.Sassi assured Kristopans that Finla...
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