[IPS: Inter Press Service]
"The proposed Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) of 27 European Union countries and at least 13 countries from the Maghreb and Arab region may prove stillborn, analysts say."
Perhaps the keeness of the French to warm up the unfinished meal that was the Barcelona process - an initiative of cooperation between the EU and 12 Maghreb/Med coast countries launched in 1995 [EUROMED] - is an attempt at to move the goalposts yet again only this time in favour of the French. Ironically enough, Dominique Moïsi (senior adviser at the French Institute for International Relations) - although in favour of the idea despite it being mismanaged - sees something similar: according to IPS he says "the French attempt to make geography and its former colonial links to the Maghreb region the leading criteria for UfM was "the secret vice in the project".
Funnily enough many, including the Libyans,[Eurity TV] (amongst others) believe it is adding too much politics to what was, and should stay, a trading block...where have I heard that before!...back in the EU we're being told it's Nice or Lisbon...take your pick...I vote "none of the above".
obvolute adj. - over-lapping; twisted. obvolution, n.
ocracy n. - government [as always, from Luciferous Logolepsy]