Monday, October 03, 2005

EU fails to agree on Turkey

THE start of Turkey's historic accession talks with the European Union are in jeopardy after EU foreign ministers failed to overcome Austrian demands that it be offered an alternative to full membership.

EU president Britain said ministers would try again for a deal on Monday morning but acknowledged that the planned 5 p.m. (0300 AEST) opening ceremony was uncertain and could well slip.

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