LISBONThe expansion of the European Union to include former communist nations - which are staunchly pro-U.S.A. - could help Brussels strengthen ties to Washington, European Commission Enlarg-ment Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said in an interview published Feb. 28."We have to be conscious that the new members have closer ties to the United States. This is due to the history of these nations, which feel the United States supported them more during the Cold War," he told Correio da Manha."This is not a problem for us, nor should it be. On the contrary, it could help us to reinforce trans-Atl...
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