just found this within the comments of an article regarding Sweden’s suicidal immigration policy.
>But, recognizing immediate short-term urgencies to be tackled lest the Arab revolt wilts whilst ignoring a longer-term vision will precipitate an outcome contrary to the aspirations of the people and detrimental to a new Euro-Mediterranean foundation.
>The Union must propose a strategic vision to its Southern neighbourhood with a clear destination including a viable roadmap that will be acceptable, palpable and directly beneficial to the peoples – civil society — of the region as they open a new chapter in their history. This vision should be the setting up of a true Euro-Med Community.
>In order to reach this ambitious goal, the EU should offer a selective opening of its borders – casting aside a “Fortress Europe” mentality – and apply its “Money-Markets-Mobility” policy to the full but in a credible manner. To start, it must devise the prospect of full access to its Internal Market encompassing the four freedoms of movement for goods, capital, services and PEOPLE.
>nother area would be the creation of a Mediterranean labour market uniting the region and endowing workers with skills European companies need while concomitantly creating a solid middle class of consumers for European goods. In sum, we must create a Mediterranean Schengen Area for Transient Mobility. Investing in and creating jobs for a young North African population is the name of the game in town.
>Building a “common democratic home”, as envisaged by the Council of Europe, is the ultimate goal. We call these the “New Barcelona Criteria”.
>This bilateral relationship will finally require an overarching multilateral framework, a setting wherein both the Southern and Northern regions of the Mediterranean meet on equal footing such as through the establishment of a Standing Political Committee. It would be led, on the European side, by the recently designated EU Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean Region. The Association Agreements of the past need to be revamped in the process and a new political offer framed in such a way that it would
ultimately link both shores in a close but not closed community sharing a common destiny.
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