Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Brazenly Brussels

From the Turkish Daily News:

[ Former European Union Commissioner] Bolkestein said the political crisis in Ukraine following last month's disputed election had increased pressure for it too to be granted the prospect of eventual EU membership.

"If you let in Ukraine, what do you then do with Belarus, Moldava, Georgia? Not to mention the western Balkans. In other words, in 20 years we will have 40 member states. The whole union watered down to a free trade zone," he said. [my emphasis]
But I thought the original promise of the EU was that it was supposed to be a monetary and fiscal union, not a political one. Or am I the only one who still remembers the bait before the switch?