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Most 'political scientists' put what are left of my teeth on edge and almost all conservative 'political scientists' do so. This seemed to involve telling his specific audience something congenial without him boxing himself in to rigorously. The time frame appears to be, perhaps, five years. Unless EU leaders change course and step up their game significantly there is not likely to be an EU to join in five years and, if there is, it might be worth joining, along with joining the euro-zone, which would have to have developed into a monetary union with a significant surplus recycling mechanism. If it is the same EMU as currently on offer it will effectively be an undertaker for nations wanting to join - one with ruinous fees.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 2nd, 2013 at 08:24:43 PM EST

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