In the European Union charter, (constitution, whatever) is there a clause that states if a non European nation wishes to join the EU?
For example, if Canada wants to join the EU. Canada is a wealthy nation with a favorable population and industry. The nation is still part of the British Commonwealth, and a large minority speak French.
Australia and New Zealand come to mind also. Even though these two nations are half a planet away, are not they more European than say, Cyprus or Turkey who are trying to get in? Both of these nations are similiar to Canada, wealthy states with favorable populations and stable democracies. Australia would be a great foothold into the economies of Asia, especially China.
What about some select North African states such as Morocco or Tunisia as members? If there is a charter that allows only European nations as members, what is the boundry of Europe? From the Atlantic to the Urals in Russia? Surely Armenia, Azerbijian, and the Georgian Republic have the same economy as Cyprus. Of course, it is doubtful that Turkey or Cyprus will be admitted.
What’s your answer?