Candidate Countries Find Common Grounds While Awaiting Copenhagen Summit
Warsaw, 25 September - Ten candidate countries for EU membership which should be included in the first wave of EU enlargement in 2004 believe that accession negotiations with the fifteen members should be over as planned, by the end of this year. As for their respective standpoints in the final phase of the negotiations, when only financial issues have remained unanswered, candidates share certain problems, but specific difficulties of individual countries are now being brought into light, said European Affairs Office Deputy Director Andrej Engelman after Wednesday's meeting of Europe ministers from the ten candidate countries in Warsaw.
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