Preparations for the referendums for EU membership in the Baltic states (as well as other candidate countries) were accompanied by heated debates as to the very future of the EU. To be sure, the debates were heated only inside the EU and not in the accending countries. The European Convent, charged with drawing the draft constitution of the enlarged EU, was torn between goodwill for betterment of living standards, security and rights of all EU citizens on the one hand and promoting and safeguarding the interests of the bigger (read – more powerful) member states on the other. Smaller member...
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