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Consider, if you will litigation today between states and federal government about whether or not US gov may withhold payment from "sanctuary cities," for example of coercion. And no, this tactic was not invented 40 years ago.
Under what conditions has EU gov similarly rewarded or impoverished a member state?
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
A good thing is that by building huge military installations in those states, they become dependent on the federal government, which then has more leverage over them on the democratic norms front. A bad thing is that those states send just as many (or more, proportionally) representatives to Congress as do the richer states, which puts downwards pressure on the democratic norms.
Supreme court justices who would have been forced to retire will be allowed to stay on.
For this threat to become a reality, however, all 27 other EU member states would have to support that next step. Poland has declared it will not support this, presumably to pre-empt the possibility of a similar action being taken against Poland.
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