The referendum vote to join the EU in Latvia followed on the heels of the Estonian vote by about the same margin – 67 percent of the cast vote - and means that voters in each of the three Baltic countries have now given clear mandates to join the EU. Those involved in the grueling accession drive in recent years, from the national negotiating teams in the three Baltic states to their counterparts in the European Commission, deserve to savor the moment.It is also, however, a moment to take stock of the wider context. The endorsement of EU accession by voters in the three Baltic countries is ...
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