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Old 31st Oct 2018, 09:45
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ATNotts
 
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Just out of interest, where is this expansion that is happening soon?
If you are referring to those little Balkan countries who want to join, it seems they have a long way to go to meet EU standards.
Turkey of course has written itself out of consideration.
And if any of those small (Balkan) countries did suddenly get fast tracked into the EU, there's hardly a nation in (western) Europe that wouldn't want clauses written into their accession period that limited free movement for at least 5, possibly 10 years.

I suppose that Ukraine, for purely political, certainly not economic reasons might be fast tracked in but the same would apply if they (stupidly) were.
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