Candidates see clouds in EU future

  • 2003-01-23
  • Pierre Glachant
BRUSSELSMany of the 10 countries slated to join the European Union next year fear that the convention charting the EU's future could spell a new kind of subjugation, so soon after they won their freedom from Soviet rule.They worry that just over a decade after throwing off Moscow's yoke, the glittering hope of EU membership could result in the smothering embrace of Brussels and a stripped-down sovereignty.Few object to the convention's aim of coming up with a new vision for the EU, although certain of the members-in-waiting such as Slovakia and Slovenia would prefer talk of a new "treaty" g...
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