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Enlargement, just for the sake of getting bigger, is not reason enough. More members may further handicap the EU politically, I think.

I think that in the minds of our decisionmakers, expansion for the sake of expansion is reason enough. And as long as the EU expands by adding white, christian and generally prosperous populations I suspect there is no downside.

Afaik, all nordic countries that has joined the EU has done so in the wake of economic crises so I do not think that Icelands crises is seen as something negative for the EU, I think it is seen as an opportunity for expansion.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jul 19th, 2009 at 04:49:28 PM EST

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