flamming_python wrote:I smell Cyprus has joined the Greek game and has decided to break the EU's balls by threatening to move closer to Russia, in order to gain a better negotiating position for the haggling over loans, bankrupkt banks and economic issues.
Which can only be good, even though they're likely not serious about the proposal to Russia. In any case they're still harming the EU; by breaking the myth/illusion of unity in Europe and weakening the power of Brussels over its vassals.
We're now already seeing 2 of the peripheries invoking Russia in order to gain more leverage against the centre.. how many more will there be? Will Orban join the game next?
Of course, if the EU decides to call Greece's and Cyprus's bluffs.. they might just move closer to Russia for real.
Not exactly. Cyprus plays the Russian card in order to push USA and Britain to take more favorable position in UN voting. Just rumors, nothing will be done and Russia in no way is going to start a confrontation for Cyprus against Britain which has already 2 military bases there
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