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But in general expansion of a system gives great chances for advancement for those already in the system. And disorderly expansion has the advantage of making accountability harder to demand.

So if you are a politician or bureacrat involved on the higher levels of EU power, you may want a political EU in theory, but more power for yourself in practice. If a political EU does not serve your needs ideals what good is it? And who will defend that if your personal power does not expand?

What power does the lowly citizens of the EU have over the question of Icelandic membership?

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jul 19th, 2009 at 05:54:27 PM EST
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