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    Re:When does North America get its own regional TL
    by Rossa (r.mcmahonNO@SPAModron.org) on Friday May 23 2003, @06:10AM (#11718)
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    EU Member States aren't just provinces... The analogies being drawn between the US, NAFTA and so forth aren't quite appropriate. The EU may well develop into a US-style federation, but that isn't likely to happen for some time.

    As it is (to my understanding), Member State governments still have a far greater amount of autonomy in many policy areas than the individual states of the US have.

    Regarding removing ccTLDs from the Member States - that would be a little harsh, and would be likely to cause all sorts of panic in many countries (mostly Britain, Sweden, etc) regarding loss of sovereignty, etc.

    On a similar note, I'm surprised that some sporting bodies don't call for the EU to have, for example, only one team in the World Cup; or for the EU to have only one representative on the WTO/UN, etc. (as they currently have 16 - 15 Member States + 1 EU rep).

    Anyway, the overriding consideration is that the nature of the EU isn't stable enough quite yet to make these kind of decisions.
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