"France's Sarkozy urges freeze on EU enlargement
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:24 AM BST
PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union should suspend further enlargement of the bloc after French and Dutch voters rejected the EU constitution, a senior French minister said on Monday, in a veiled reference to Turkey's EU entry bid.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, head of the governing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), said Bulgaria and Romania should be allowed to join as planned as their accession process was too far gone to stop now."
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