No room at EU table for Latvia, Lithuania: Latvia could join talks in 1999

  • 1998-11-12
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Latvia could be invited to join the first round of negotiations to enter the European Union by the end of next year if it maintains its current pace of development.That is the main conclusion of the European Commission's first annual report, released Nov. 5, on the progress the country has made in meeting the EU's membership criteria.Reports were prepared for all 11 prospective EU members.Last year, the EU decided to begin formal negotiations with six of the candidate countries considered front-runners for EU membership: Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and the Czech Repub...
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