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EU warns against re-opening chapters

EUROPEAN Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen has warned Slovak politicians against trying to renegotiate deals reached in EU entry negotiations, something that MP Robert Fico threatened to do on a TV talk show last week.

Verheugen said that any such attempts by a new government following fall elections would almost certainly create a delay in Slovakia's preparations for entry, which are already under time pressure to be completed and EU entry treaties signed in March 2003.

"I would be very, very careful," said Verheugen.

Fico, who returned from a one-day stop over in Brussels on April 29, criticised Slovakia's EU negotiators for what he called their servility: "All they do is bow and sign [documents]," he said.

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