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Romania given EU go-ahead

Romania has been given a grudging go-ahead to join the EU in January, marking the final chapter of a historic expansion.

The Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso, put the most positive gloss on the decision, saying it “will mark a historic achievement, the completion of the fifth enlargement of the EU which further pursues the reunification of our European family”.

The President and Prime Minister of Romania welcomed the European Commission judgment that the country is ready to join the EU next year alongside Bulgaria.

Date posted: September 3, 2006