The European Summit held on December 14-15 will be go down as rubber-stamping the decisions of the Council meeting of foreign ministers held on December 11. Learning from the past and gauging the mood of the Vox Populi of the European nations, the declaration adopted at the Brussels summit said, “The Union will refrain from setting any target dates for accession until the negotiations are close to completion.”A new, tougher enlargement policy is set to impact not only on Turkey and Croatia but a...

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