EU strings attached for Turkey and Croatia:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The EU and Turkey have now agreed the terms of EU membership talks. Following intense negotiations, talks will go ahead, beginning in October 2005, but the conditions surrounding Turkey's accession are likely to be the most onerous attached to an EU candidate. The EU has also agreed to begin accession talks with Croatia on March 17, but only if there is full co-operation with The Hague war crimes tribunal.