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Monday, November 07, 2005
EU Demonstrating Political Power

The EU has been demonstrating a considerable amount of finesse and power these days in international politics.

(1) The Middle East

In the Middle East, the EU is directly participating in Israel-Palestinian peace process by monitoring the border out of Gaza into Egypt. The EU is also being very forceful with Iran over its nuclear weapons programme. Finally, we see the EU very involved the in the condemnation of Syria and its perceived role in the assasination of the Lebanese former prime minister.

(2) The Mediterranean
The EU is hosting a summitt with 10 Mediterranan countries. "The EU is holding its first summit with 10 southern Mediterranean states on November 27-28 in Barcelona, Spain to mark the 10th anniversary of a partnership that covers trade, aid and political and cultural dialogue."