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There are always obstacles. If there were not, they would already be members. But the EU has more tools available to influence developments in Egypt than in Belarus. And Russia is a viable geopolitical power bloc in and of itself, whereas North Africa is not.

Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive. There is a very large number of barriers to clear, both in the prospective members and internal to the EU before we can expand beyond the Balkans anyway.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 at 05:51:52 AM EST
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