Speakers of Parliaments from EU Candidates Call on EU to Speed Up Accession Process
Limassol, 28 November - Speakers of parliaments from EU candidate countries, who on Cyprus met with the leadership of the European Parliament, on Tuesday supported the position of the European Commission and the European Parliament that the EU will be ready for enlargement in 2002. They also called upon the commission and EU member countries to speed up the accession process so as to meet this plan. They believe that EU candidates which will successfully close accession negotiations and will be ready for EU membership, will become full members of the Union on 1 January 2003.
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