Boieng4ever: no need to comment your statement about Chirac, it is ridiculous. Anyway you can ask your brilliant president to bomb France...
The future 28-member UE
(with Turkey) will remain banal a free trade area. A political union will not be possible with 28 different countries, especially with countries like the Turkey, the UK, Spain or others.
In a few years, I think a two-speed union will appear, with a political union between the six founding members of the EU (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg), as countries like France and Germany want to give the EU a political and diplomatic power.