AFP BRUSSELS - With nine months to go before the EU's historic expansion, the enlarged bloc is already getting into its stride – although not without teething troubles. When they accede next May, the newcomers – eight former members of the Soviet bloc plus the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta – will enjoy all the trappings of EU power. Their entry into the EU is being acclaimed as a definitive end to Europe's Cold War-era divisions. But the organization faces more commonplace challenges in accommodating a vastly increased number of participants. Not least of these is finding room f...
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