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Democracy, stability and prosperity of the whole European continent is a priority goal of the EU. The open door policy of the EU has always been and still is the major motivation for reforms in all neighbouring countries. This should be continued, especially towards Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and the Balkan countries. It might take long,… » read more

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Eu and the Balkans

The EMI must make an effort to propose innovative solutions with respect to the countries which formed part of the ex-Yugoslavia. The CFEME (EM Spain) is opposed to the recognition of Kosovo as a sovereign state. However, the CFEME realizes that this recognition could happen de facto as a result of unilateral positions adopted by… » read more

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The Neighbourhood Policy contained in art. 8 TUE (Lisbon), which reproduces word for word the text of the Draft Treaty, will undoubtedly proof to be extremely positive. In particular, it is a very good alternative to a policy of endless enlargements which could have outlandish results. (Imagine, if you will, if Russia were to be… » read more

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French president has proposed a new framework for the “bassin Méditerranéen”. That is what he calls the Mediterranean Union. If Europe wants to develop its southern neighbours the technical assistence of the Neighbourhood Policy is not sufficient. I think it is a good starting point but the idea has to be reformulated to be less… » read more

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