Baltic States and EU Accession Negotiations: An Assessment


Baltic States and EU Accession Negotiations: An Assessment. Seminar report. (Baltijas valstu sarunas par iestāšanos Eiropas Savienībā: izvērtējums. Semināra ziņojums). - Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2002. - 56 p.

The seminar took place on December 14, 2001. The report was written by Janis Kapustans who is a researcher of the LIIA.  The aim of the seminar was to analyze the progress which the Baltic States have made in terms of their EU membership negotiations.  Several issues were discussed.  One was the ability of candidate countries to defend their national interests by being granted advantageous transition periods and exemptions.  Other issues included the internal problems of the EU and the Swedish presidency of the EU and the relationship between these problems and a speeding up of the EU enlargement process.

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