Wednesday, 30 March 2011
There's an article in the French newspaper La Libération today calling for Tunisia to be admitted to the European Union. Libération is like a French equivalent of the Guardian. Here's a flavour:

The keyword for the events underway in Tunisia is "transition", exactly as other countries in the larger European region have experienced it: Greece, Portugal, Spain, the countries of Eastern Europe. In this sense, Tunisia could become a potential candidate for accession...

For the EU, Tunisia could be the laboratory for the first accession of an Arab country, This would demonstrate that there is no discrimination with regards to countries of the South and/or Muslims; that new North-South relations are possible on a regional scale.

It would be nice to think this was an April fool come a bit early, but I fear not. But, hey, it would solve the illegal immigration problem in Lampedusa, wouldn't it? Then they'd all be EU citizens and could just stroll right in.


Johnny Rottenborough said...

If only if it were just Tunisia. Check out the EU’s official site for the Union for the Mediterranean, then the Free World Academy’s take on the Euro-Arab Partnership (all the links to EU pages are now kaput, as far as I know), and finally the Euro-African economic area: ‘We have come to Tripoli with the fascinating long-term perspective of a Euro-African economic area in mind—an area which will provide opportunities for 2·5 billion citizens by 2050.’

Anonymous said...

Read the Quran and see why Islam is not a peaceful religion. They portray themselves as victims to gain favor then once they grow they begin to threaten those who don't submit to them. All you have to do is the history. Besides Islam is just one more religion that makes man think he can bribe God with good deeds on judgment day. Christianity says God saves you and receives the glory not selfish pride filled men.

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