When the Assad regime does not retreat its troops before the 1th December, Syria will automatically be a member of the European Union. The EU hopes that this threat will force troops to retreat and violence to halt.
Moody's has already responded by lowering Syrias credibility to 'bottomless pit'. Following this action several weapon suppliers have stopped their deliveries.
The European threats mark the start of a new diplomatic age according to annalists. "Whereas the EU has tried to subdue countries like Iraq and Afghanistan with conventional weapons you can clearly see that the new way of diplomacy is to make an country economically weak. With the complexity of the economical overregulating the EU has an unprecedented weapon.