Union pour la Méditerranée – Union for the Mediterranean

12Jul08

Le projet d’union lancé par le président français est une grande idée, simple mais ambitieuse, audacieuse mais concrète. En politique, les plus grandes idées sont souvent les plus simples ; ce sont celles qui trouvent écho dans l’âme des peuples, dans l’histoire, dans le rêve partagé. L’union de l’Europe, la rencontre des cultures et des religions, la construction d’un ordre international fondé sur la paix et le droit, la solidarité : chacune de ces utopies réalisées est née d’un rêve ancien. Le projet d’Union pour la Méditerranée lancé par le président de la République au lendemain de son élection relève de la même vision.– Ministre des Affairs étrangères et européennes, Bernard Kouchner

The initial idea of French President Nicolas Sarkozy seems to be developing into a real leap for the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

Lebanese president Michel Sleiman announced publicly during the French president’s visit to Lebanon, that Lebanon supports the proposed Union for the Mediterranean.

Union for the Mediterranean (MU)
(Wikipedia) The Union for the Mediterranean (French: Union pour la Méditerranée) is a proposed community of European Union member states and countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea planned to be established tomorrow.

With all the divisions and wars among the nations listed in the map, it is hoped that an institutional core will be established by the end of the French presidency of the European Union in 2008. On 23 October 2007 Sarkozy invited all Mediterranean leaders to a summit in France to take place in June 2008 where they would “lay the foundations of a political, economic and cultural union founded on the principles of strict equality“.

French Minister of Foreign Affairs Bernard Kouchner wrote a promising article for Le Monde titled, Europe : l’avenir passe par la Méditerranée, I highly suggest a good time to ponder on it and reap the possibility.



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