CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

EUROPE – EMU & POLITICAL UNION – 20 April 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the Minister realise that many of the countries that she listed as applying for membership of the EU were held under the undemocratic structures of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet bloc only a few years ago? In the light of the statements made recently by Mr Prodi, the new head-to-be of the Commission, that his aim is to create a single economy and a single state in Europe, will she ensure that those new applicant countries are clearly warned that, having recently regained their democracy, they are in danger of losing it if they apply to a Europe headed by such a man with such aims?