EU 'expansion' summit falls flat on face

  • 2003-12-18
  • By Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - What was supposed to have been an occasion of momentous historical importance, the creation of a constitution for a 25-nation Europe, including the Baltics, failed miserably over voting rights, casting doubt over how the EU would function after its enlargement next May.Along with other small states, the Baltics worked in Brussels toward increasing or maintaining their voting weight and representation at the commission level, as well as advocating common ideas on a European presidency.But the summit flopped due to intransigence on the part of Spain and Poland, countries of similar siz...
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