Re: CyprusCyprus is suffering from one of the worst fires in its history, which is now under control. Did the EU step in to help them? Apparently not, British forces at two military bases in Cyprus joined the effort, alongside fire-fighting aircraft from Canada, Greece and Italy, and Cyprus’s fire department and National Guard.
Re: CyprusOne of the biggest flaws in the European process is the principle of unanimity which should be done away with as fast as possible. There are a couple of countries that shouldn't have become EU member states in the first place as they don't want to have anything to do with the EU anyway other than, as Agassi once put it in a different context, "Take the money and run.". The whole EU eastward enlargement has been a big mistake. The EU should become a union of north and west European countries which share western values including Scandinavia, the Benelux countries, France, and Austria. Then it'll be alright and flourish. Anything else will only cause problems which no one needs.
Re: CyprusCyprus is considered a transcontinental country, between Asia and Europe. As is Turkey who have yet to join.