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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sweden Backs Baltics

RIGA, Latvia () -- Latvia and the other Baltic states are doing the right thing by aiming to join the European Union as fast as possible, although an entry date cannot be guaranteed, Swedish Foreign Minister Lena Hjelm-Wallen said Thursday.

Latvia, like the other two former Soviet Baltic states, Lithuania and Estonia, has agreed associate membership of the EU and is preparing for the long road to admission as a full member.