TALLINN – Experts predict Estonia has much to do before it can be accepted into the EU, but most say the work can be done by 2002. Negotiations between the EU and six front runner countries – Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Cyprus – began in Brussels Nov. 10. The talks concern seven of the 37 chapters of the EU body of legislation, which the applicant countries have already screened to compare their policies with those of the EU. The countries have to adopt EU legislation but can negotiate for a transition period to enable them to bring their laws into line. Eston...
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