Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Merkel Skeptical about Mediterranean Union

Angela Merkel is worried that Sarkozy's plan to construct a Mediterranean Union on the basis of what he called "the Franco-Algerian friendship," analogous to the "Franco-German friendship" on which the EU was constructed, will lead to separate spheres of influence, with Germany looking to the east and France to the south. This could become a source of conflict in the future, which she believes would best be avoided by taking another approach.

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