European leaders hail Lithuanian 'yes' vote

  • 2003-05-15
BRUSSELSEuropean leaders congratulated Lithuanians on May 12 for voting overwhelmingly to join the European Union, in a referendum the 15-nation bloc hopes will set the tone for a series of similar votes in other candidate states.Romano Prodi, president of the EU Commission, extended his "sincere and heartfelt congratulations" after nine out of 10 Lithuanian voters backed joining the bloc in the weekend poll."The Lithuanian voters have made a historical choice over this weekend, one which I am sure is the right one," Prodi said. "This overwhelming result will reinforce the legitimacy of Lit...
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