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I think, on purely economic grounds, a Northern alliance will most likely follow an EU breakup. Most countries bordering Germany depend on the German market. This will create a bloc other countries will join by and by. Any Southern alliance is likely to be dysfunctional.
The Northern alliance (or "Neuro") would probably be a successor of the current Baltic Sea Region. The Southern alliance or "Seuro" would have naturally been organised around the Euromediterranean Partnership. However, as it happened when Sarkozy attempted to beef the moribund EuroMed up, Merkel insisted that every EU member state should be part of the Union of the Mediterranean, in that way ensuring it could not function (40-something 'Mediterranean' countries all the way to Scandinavia?). Unfortunately, Sarkoxy didn't demand as quid-pro-quo that France get a seat on the Baltic Cooperation...

(Yes, the name "Neuro" is an intentional pun)

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 10th, 2013 at 07:07:03 AM EST
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