Leaders contemplate EU defense

  • 2003-09-18
  • Lars Johanzon
RIGA - While Latvian politicians and economists are trying to convince the peopleof the benefits of joining the wealthy European Union by voting "yes" in theSept. 20 EU referendum, there is little or no mention of what will happen tothe country's eastern border to Russia, which will also be the union'sborder.For decades the EU has been discussing the establishment of a unifieddefense system but has so far not been able to reach common ground. Thestate of current global security with an ongoing war against terrorism haslead to an escalation in these talks, but it remains unclear what would b...
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