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Maybe Cyprus and Malta are in because both used to be British colonies, and as a concession to "balance" the Eastward expansion of the EU in 2004.

Not that that makes a lot of sense, but it's EU policy we're talking about.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 02:43:06 AM EST
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