Adhering to etiquette, the EU is still gracefully pretending that the door remains open for an association with Ukraine – if the always known prerequisites, which already have been trashed by Ukraine’s president, are met.
As the Eurozone is teetering at the edge of a financial meltdown under the weight of sovereign debt in several of its member states, it sends jitters around the globe. Banks are ditching billions of euros of Eurozone governments’ bonds. The EU doesn’t need more headaches or mealy mouthing.
When the USA, in the midst of its economic depression, is erupting with social unrest in the streets against Wall Street oligarchs, against the inequality between the rich and poor, and against war, something begins to stir in the corridors of power.