All quiet on the Western front

  • 1998-12-17
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Even though his country was not offered a date by which it can expect to begin membership talks, Lithuanian Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius came home from the EU summit in Vienna calm and collected."Everything depends on when the EU solves its own internal problems," Vagnorius said. "Only then will they be able to invite new candidates to negotiations."Most observers have predicted that Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia are the three countries on the EU's doorstep. The European Commission said as much in November, praising their economic reforms, though only Latvia was told it cou...
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