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A number of countries were told that NATO membership was a prerequisite for EU membership. Yes, I know that's bullshit, but that's what the public was told in at least some of the former Eastern bloc countries.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 7th, 2015 at 10:22:42 AM EST
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