Central, Eastern Europe slam Chirac

  • 2003-02-27
PRAGUEMedia and officials in Eastern and Central Europe last week slammed French officials for saying that "childish" and "dangerous" countries that voice support for U.S. policy on Iraq jeopardize their EU prospects and should "shut up."Newspapers and officials in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania decried the Feb. 17 comments by French President Jacques Chirac and Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie at the end of an emergency EU summit on Iraq."Chirac has spanked us," wrote Bulgaria's Trud."It seems that France, a na...
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