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I thought Romania hosted one of the suspected black sites the CIA uses to torture people? Maybe I am wrong about that, but it seems rather surprising that the EU would want a nation willing to participate in war crimes to become a member.
by Jett on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:20:37 PM EST
Well we haven't thrown out the UK yet.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:22:12 PM EST
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If Dana Priest of the Washington Post published all he knows about the issue, maybe we'd be able to address that point.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:23:37 PM EST
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by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 05:15:18 PM EST
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that (unless I'm mistaken) the Romania signed the bilateral treaty not to extradite American Servicemen to the ICC, in direct contradiction of EU requirements. What's up with this?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:37:36 PM EST
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I'd forgotten that.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:46:26 PM EST
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Looks like they signed it before the EU took a common position ...
 Correspondent - The European Commission today has voiced its stance
regarding the Romanian-US accord, by which Bucharest pledges not to
extradite any US soldiers belonging to peacekeeping forces to the
International Criminal Court. A spokesman of the commission pointed
out that Romania should have waited until the European Union adopts
a joint position, which is expected to happen in September. He
emphasized that Romania was a candidate country wishing to join the
European Union, hence it would have been only normal to consult with
the latter. Moreover, the spokesman said that Brussels would contact
the Bucharest authorities to clarify the situation...

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:49:43 PM EST
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