Photo Gallery: The Path to Europe's Future 11/18/2011
  Just a few years ago, expansion fever gripped the European Union. Now, the...
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Just a few years ago, expansion fever gripped the European Union. Now, the crisis has clearly demonstrated the 27-member bloc's shortcomings. Many, though, have begun to rethink the club -- and see a more tightly bound, if smaller, Europe in the not-so-distant future.