Greece takes over critical EU presidency

  • 2003-01-09
ATHENS The European Union's largest expansion so far, from 15 to 25 member states, must free the continent — for centuries the cockpit of wars and political rifts — from its past rather than create fresh divisions, Greece's foreign minister said Jan. 1.Speaking as his country formally took over the EU's rotating six-month presidency, Foreign Minister George Papandreou called for the EU to play an active role, based on equality with the United States, in world crises - from Iraq and the Middle East to the Korean peninsula.The decision to enlarge the EU, taken at last month's summit in Copenh...
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