Whiskey601, Sie haben Ihren geheimen Decoderring gefunden! Fell! translation: They found your secret decoder ring! Hide! :warstory:
But really, with regards to the article in question. The European Union is a very tight economic bond, and I often wonder how much that has influenced (or will begin to influence) the foreign policies of a member state. How far out of the general EU foreign policies can a member state stray before they will feel economic implications?
I don't think the other nations in a union of this sort would be able to enact any sort of substantial repercussions. This is because they are so inter-dependent that what hurts one, most likely hurts them all. Of course, if the EU were to be enlarged then there would be the prospect of an economic monopoly and varied resources that could entail individual expulsion.