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But you are proposing to join countries of very unequal sizes. Greece would dominate a Greece - Cyprus - Malta union, and Italy would dominate an Italy - Greece union. Politically, that is unsustainable.

And Cyprus and Malta are only in the EU as a sop to the UK to compensate the addition of Germany's sphere of influence in 2004.

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 Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Aug 28th, 2016 at 03:29:00 PM EST
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