Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Balkans is Europe-Says Nicolas Sarkozy

In an editorial opinion for the Wall Street Journal-Europe on Monday 2 October 2006, Nicolas Sarkozy, French Interior Minister and one of the most serious candidates for becoming a French president in the next elections raised the issue of European Borders arguing, "[n]ow is the time, too, to face up honestly to the issue of Europe's borders, and accept that the French and Dutch referendum results were partly provoked by a Europe "sans frontiers"."

Determining which countries belong to Europe he states that Norway, Switzerland and the Balkans are in principle eligible to become members of the EU, whereas he suggests that there are some countries that "are clearly non-European" and that instead of a full membership EU should look into building a "preferential relationship" with Turkey for example.

1 comment:

HILLBLOGGER said...

Agree with Mr Sarkozy that "French and Dutch referendum results were partly provoked by a Europe "sans frontiers"."

I also believe that for as long as Turkey refuses to recognize that the Armenian Genocide happened, it should not be admitted into the EU.