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Who was nice to the Turks?

The European Union has a nasty habit of being trapped by its own promises. For all the proclamations about history in the making, most officials in Brussels are approaching the imminent enlargement of the EU with trepidation. Of course, it could still be severely delayed by the second Irish referendum on the Nice treaty (the Irish were voting on 19th October, as Prospect went to press). But never fear, the ten candidates due to agree deals by December will get in. The EU made the promise in 1993 and has repeated it so many…

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