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Attempting to communicate with someone who is comfortable measuring degrees of atrocity is not unlike attempting to explain a joke (incongruous terms) to a sack of bricks buried under a haystack.

Not only is a sack of bricks incapable of apprehending  500 years of European epistemology and war devoted to the topic of sovereignty and realized in the formation of a nation-state, a sack of bricks is incapable of applying criteria of national membership and governance acceptable to EU incumbents-- whose continental dominion has proved elastic, in both geographic and ideological terms, rather than integral expression of economic integrity for which the EU was founded.

Fortunately, a sack of bricks need not recall EU multi-speed, two-speed, or "variable geometry" currency conforming strategems which even eurotrib correspondents were unable to resolve, much to the delight of NATO "partners" in US America.

Frank, for example, just posted a letter advocating for the expulsion of one permanent EU member and one "candidate country"--both sovereign nations--whose existence undermine th "development of a greater and more democratic EU" symbolized by "lethal aid" for Ukraine, a nation situated just beyond the pale of the 20-years long EU enlargement strategy and Russia's (but not NATO's) "intervention" in its 8-years long civil war to rationalize its multi-ethnic culture.

A sack of bricks cannot question the morality of such differential calculus, for a sack of bricks certainly cannot measure either qualitative or quantitative values, thereby formulate the final stop of EU enlargement "aspirations," nor answer for the Council's patent, manifold EU computing errors.

EC | EU enlargement policy

• foster peace and stability in regions close to the EU's borders
• help improve the quality of people's lives through integration and cooperation across borders
increase prosperity and opportunities for European businesses and citizens
• guide, support and monitor changes in countries wishing to join the European Union in line with EU values, laws and standards
EC | Conditions for membership
Conditions for membership
Membership criteria - Who can join?
Countries wishing to join need to have:
• stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities;
• a functioning market economy and the capacity to cope with competition and market forces in the EU;
• the ability to take on and implement effectively the obligations of membership, including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.

The EU also needs to be able to integrate new members. In the case of the countries of the Western Balkans additional conditions for membership, were set out in the so-called 'Stabilisation and Association process', mostly relating to regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations.

by Cat on Tue Apr 19th, 2022 at 04:40:09 PM EST
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