Estonian voters support EU accession

  • 2003-09-18
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - In a historic referendum on Sept. 14, which marked a major turning point forthe country after more than 10 years of difficult social and economictransition, almost 67 percent of Estonian voters said "yes" to EU accession.As of May 1, 2004, Estonia will become an official member of the EuropeanUnion. "I would like to thank the Estonian people," Prime Minister Juhan Parts saidin response to the vote but added that the real work was yet to begin."Estonia must establish itself in the European Union and fully use theopportunities provided by accession toward building a wealthier socie...
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