While NATO allies said they approved Croatian and Albanian memberships, the divide over whether to let Ukraine and Georgia join the alliance shows no sign of diminishing. (Report: A. Yeoh)
Also watch the interview with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, our guest on The Talk of Paris.
The NATO summit opening Wednesday in
The Atlantic Alliance’s heads of state will have to overcome their differences regarding to the addition of
German chancellor Angela Merkel was the first to express her reticence on March 10. French prime minister François Fillon confirmed on April 1st that
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer gave some nuance to the scope of the disagreement. “It’s nothing new to see the 26 democracies of NATO disagree from time to time. These are important decisions. At the present time, we are in the process of evaluating the requests on the part of
NATO expansion is not the only reason for discontent in
Whatever the result of the debates, considered “unpredictable” by Secretary-General Scheffer, NATO is expected to grow by at least two countries in the Balkans, namely Croatia and Albania.
Nearly sixty heads of state and government are expected in
To get more in-depth, watch Top Story with Robert Parson: NATO split over Ukraine, Georgia.
Date created : 2008-04-02