Slovakia an EU barrier?

The Czech news agency ČTK has reported that as Denmark takes over the presidency of the European Union for a six-month period expected to end in the conclusion of entry negotiations with 10 countries, the outcome of fall elections in Slovakia are seen as one of the risks to enlargement.

The others are Cyprus and an Irish referendum on the Nice Summit treaty.

A Danish source told ČTK that if former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar were to return to power in the Slovak elections, some EU member states have said they would veto Slovakia’s entry.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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