The ink has dried, the fat books have been closed, and Europe's leaders have left Athens secure in the thought that their vision of a united Europe has moved one step closer to realization. For the Balts, the day symbolized the cementing of a process that began in 1991, when the people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania began to fight for their liberty and the right to join the civilized world. No small amount of blood was spilled, which makes last week's signing all the more precious. Barring any bureaucratic irregularities or fatal mood swings among the populace, in little over a year the B...
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