Ten former candidates for EU membership – "acceding countries" since the Copenhagen summit in December 2002 – received their latest preaccession scorecards on Nov. 5. Before collectors start to file away the country reports as "EUtopia" memorabilia, be advised that the European Commission will put out another pre-entry balance sheet before accession on May 1, 2004.The 10, including the three Baltic states, were issued a comprehensive monitoring report (CMR) that highlights the good, bad and ugly of national commitments for complying with EU law, or acquis, which needs to be internalized thr...
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