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Note for instance how Sarkozy's attempt to do the Mediterranean Union thing ended up being folded into a EU process.
You mean that Sarkozy's attempt to reinvent and hijack the EuroMed raised concerns in Germany and wound up involving all the EU countries with no connection to the Mediterranean thus diluting it.

Germany's participarion in the Mediterranean Union was explicitly to prevent it from doing anything interesting.

I don't recall any mediterranean countries feeling so threatened by the Baltic Cooperation or the Black Sea Synergy to insist on having a seat at the table.

A friggin' disservice to the Mediterranean, Sarkozy and Merkel did.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 06:35:26 AM EST
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