posted on Dec, 13 2002 @ 11:29 AM
As a Briton I just wanted to show my apreciation to France and Germany for standing up against the UK and the US on the issue of Turkish entry into
the EU.Turkey quite rightly feel rebuffed this clever wording will keep Turkey out of the EU for the forseeable future.Ensuring at least a chance that
the EU will not deteriorate into a charity club but perhaps become a European Union that can enrich its members.Frankly,I'm ashamed that Blair proved
once again that he is nothing but a poodle of the Bush administrations Foreign policy hawks.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (CNN) -- European Union leaders have formally approved a 2004 review date for Turkey's EU candidacy amid a row over what that
really meant and the Turkish prime minister's anger at the deal.
Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson told reporters at the Copenhagen summit that the EU decision was not negotiable.
"It has been concluded now that we in December 2004 will, on the basis of a European Commission report, make an assessment of whether Turkey is
meeting with the Copenhagen criteria," he said referring to EU standards on democracy and human rights.
Sorry about that Ultra.