The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, formerly known as the Barcelona Process, was re-launched in 2008 as the Union for the Mediterranean at the Paris Summit for the Mediterranean.
The goal of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation is to create a new Greater European Union encompassing both Europe and North Africa, with the Mediterranean Sea becoming a domestic Eurabian sea. The goal is to establish a "comprehensive political partnership," including a "free trade area and economic integration"; "considerably more money for the partners" (that is, more European money flowing into North Africa); and "cultural partnership" - that is, importation of Islamic culture into post-Christian Europe.
The European human rights group called Stop the Islamization of Europe (SIOE) has been working tirelessly to expose the mass Muslim immigration plan of the Euro-Med Partnership. According to the SIOE, in the Euro-Med plan "Europe is to be islamized. Democracy, Christianity, European culture and Europeans are to be driven out of Europe. Fifty million North Africans from Muslim countries are to be imported into the EU."
Skeptical? It's already happening.
And once in Europe, Muslims have already begun demanding special privileges and accommodations. IslamOnline reported on Dec. 21 that "Muslims activists from 26 European countries have come together to launch the first rights council to enlighten European Muslims about their rights, monitor rising Islamophobia and defend Muslim rights in European courts of law" (more here)
The new expression for the violent koranic verses is "normative". All the violent verses were written under duress, but the "true" peaceful verses are "normative". One for the jihad lexicon.
Here's the latest on the Euro-Med. When you get past all the circle jerking, it's all about the Jews. The Euro-med kicks off and it's all about .............Israel.
BARCELONA — The first head of the new Mediterranean Union, Jordan's Ahmad Masa'deh, pledged to "promote growth and security" in the region as he took charge on Thursday.
"I will do all I can so to ensure that this body promotes growth and security on both sides of the Mediterranean Union," the former Jordanian ambassador to the EU said during his swearing in ceremony in Barcelona.
Launched at a Paris summit in July 2008, the 43-nation Mediterranean Union groups all 27 EU member states with countries in North Africa, the Balkans, the Arab world as well as Israel in a bid to foster cooperation in one of the world's most volatile regions.
"I salute three years of effort. It is the start. France is proud of this initiative. We have advanced despite the political difficulties," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told reporters on the sidelines of the event.
Masa'deh will have six assistants. A Palestinian will be responsible for environmental issues, an Israeli for higher education and research, a Turk will be responsible for transport, a Maltese for social affairs, a Greek for energy and an Italian for financing for small and medium sized businesses.
Kouchner said having an Israeli and a Palestinian "who normally do not work together, and sometimes clash very harshly, is an exceptional success, a diplomatic tour de force."
Round the campfire ............. this is such nonsense.
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa attended the swearing in among others.
Masa'deh is now tasked with preparing a Mediterranean Union summit slated for Barcelona, which hosts the body's headquarters, in June during the final month of Spain's turn at the helm of the rotating presidency of the EU.
The project has already become a victim of the war in the Gaza Strip that ended on January 18 last year as Arab countries refused to sit next to Israel during meetings of the group.
Many Arab nations have also come out against the participation of Israel's hardline Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman at Mediterranean Union gatherings.
"It will not be easy (to stage the summit) but I am sure that we will do it," said Moratinos, a former EU Middle East envoy.
Mussa meanwhile welcomed a decision by Arab foreign ministers to back indirect US-mediated negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.
"We can no longer waste time and opportunities. The next few months will be crucial so that we can stop Israeli action on the ground and the Palestinians from losing hope," he said.
While the Arab foreign ministers lent their support to the negotiations at a meeting on Wednesday in Cairo, they expressed strong doubts about Israel's intentions and said the talks should not exceed four months.