Chirac lashes out at Vilnius 10, Baltics

  • 2003-02-20
BRUSSELSFrench President Jacques Chirac launched a stinging attack on East European EU candidates on Feb. 17, reminding them that they were still not "in the family" and saying they had missed a great opportunity to keep their mouths shut when they issued pro-American statements on Iraq.Branding as "infantile" and "dangerous" joint letters of support for Washington signed by Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic with EU members Britain, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Portugal, as well as by the so-called Vilnius 10 group of EU and NATO candidates, Chirac said, "They missed a great opportunity t...
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