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  • Jan Lan
    Liechtenstein will sign EEA agreement ... Liechtenstein has said it will sign the agreement on an expanded European Economic Area despite its earlier refusal
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2003
      Liechtenstein will sign EEA agreement
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      Liechtenstein has said it will sign the agreement on an expanded
      European Economic Area despite its earlier refusal to do so because of
      open disputes with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Lichtenstein threw
      a damper on hopes of creating a large area of free trade, finance and
      travel in Europe, when it walked away from the agreement a few weeks
      ago. Norway and Iceland also refused to sign in a show of solidarity.
      The refusal came after the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein crossed
      swords over sensitive SWW issues. Liechtenstein demanded that the Czech
      Republic open the door to property claims by its citizens relating to
      past confiscation of land and property - a demand that Prague refused
      to comply with. Liechtenstein said on Wednesday that it did not want to
      block progress on European integration and would sign the agreement,
      along with Norway and Iceland. Its officials have stressed however that
      this does not signify any change in position regarding the unresolved
      SWW issues.
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