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New EU Members See Mixed Benefits of Inclusion

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New EU Members See Mixed Benefits of Inclusion

New EU Members See Mixed Benefits of Inclusion

New EU Members See Mixed Benefits of Inclusion

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The enlargement of the European Union from 15 to 25 members promises to effect nations in big and small ways. Tucked in southern Czech Republic, close to the German and Austrian borders, the village of Csecky Krumlov benefited from EU assistance funds to repair massive damage from flooding two summers ago. Locals have mixed feelings about the restrictions placed on Czech labor, but beer sales from the nearby brewery could benefit. NPR's Emily Harris reports on what's likely to change and what might stay the same after this weekend's EU enlargement.

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