Negotiating the future

  • 2003-09-18
Alar Streimann was dubbed "Mr. Europe" in the Estonian press for his leadingrole in the accession talks held between the EU and Estonia from 1998 to2002 and for negotiating the best possible deal for the country. AlthoughEstonia's 44-person-strong delegation was officially headed by ForeignAffairs Minister Kristiina Ojuland, it was Streimann, vice chancellor of theMinistry of Foreign Affairs, who did all the talking.Streimann is also one of the few people in Estonia thoroughly acquaintedwith the vast 5,000-page accession treaty signed by Ojuland and PresidentArnold Ruutel in Athens in April...
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