Minister Schuessel: Accession Negotiations with EU Candidates as Early as in Autumn
Ljubljana, 6 July - It is Austria's desire to start full-membership negotiation with EU candidates in the autumn, that is as early as during its presidency over the EU, Austria's Foreign Minister Wolfgang Schuessel, who visited Slovenia as the head of the EU Council of Ministers, told a news conference on Monday after his talks with Slovene Foreign Minister Boris Frlec. Welcoming this initiative, Minister Frlec expressed a hope that Slovenia would compleat its share of preparations on time and prepare its position papers as soon as possible.
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