BELGIAN PRIME MINISTER VERHOFSTADT GESTURES UPON ARRIVAL AT EU SUMMIT.
Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (C) gestures about the weather
as Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar (L) and Spanish Economy
Minister Rodrigo Rato look on at the start of the European Summit in
Barcelona March 15, 2002. For the first time, 13 mainly ex-communist
states queuing up to enter the EU will also take full part in talks at
a European Union summit, underlining the scale of the task the bloc
faces in forging agreement among governments on issues as electorally
sensitive as labour law and state regulation of key industries.
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