title: “Study Tour to Brussels for the Russian speaking journalists
from the Baltic Countries”
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
The study tour was
implemented in March 2001.
On the way to Bruxelles
the journalists had a short stop in Copenhagen visiting the Danish
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They were introduced to the EU institutions
and decision-making; openness in the EU, including access to documents;
the actual status of the accession negotiation process; Structural Funds;
Danish views and expectations to the enlarged EU and finally some
implications of the Schengen Agreement.
In Bruxelles, the group visited Directorate
Generals in the Commission having information about enlargement, Internal
Market and agriculture. Furthermore, they met EU journalists and a
lobbyist. Finally, they visited the permanent representations of Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark.