§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether it is the case, as reported by Latvian Radio on 1 April 1997, that Mr. Jeremy Greenstock, Deputy Under-Secretary of State and Political Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, expressed support for the Baltic States' admission to the European Union and to NATO.130WA
§ Lord Whitty
During Mr. Greenstock's visit to the Baltic States from 31 March-4 April, he noted the UK's support for the accession of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the European Union as soon as each meets the necessary criteria. He also drew attention to the UK's concern for the Baltic State's security and made clear that decisions on the enlargement of NATO will be taken at the Madrid Summit from 8–9 July and that the door to NATO membership will remain open thereafter.