A proposal for a cheap, easily available travel document for residents of Kaliningrad to pass through Lithuania to the rest of Russia.
Towards an EU expansion. Mar 10, 2004. Available: http://www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/euro_dossier.html, 1-2.
Other countries are concerned that there will be less domestic investment as a consequence of EU expansion. Countries that are already members of the EU came across as much more optimistic about the potential favorable benefits of EU expansion. In Germany and Ireland, for example, cheaper labor and access to larger markets are viewed as a natural outcome of the expansion, with 62% and 52% of businesses respectively believing these benefits will accrue to them as a result of the accession (EU 2). However, even in current member states, many businesses believe that increased taxes, greater regulations, and increasing domestic competition will result from the upcoming expansion. Ireland is most concerned about a drop in foreign investment from the proposed accession, as it has been the major beneficiary of foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past two decades (Barry 2). The summit in Brussels also resulted in two other resolutions agreed to by leaders:
European election: The expansion of the EU. June 10, 2004, 1-6.