North Africa - Europe's new frontier

Published on 1 March 2011 at 16:33

North Africa

Europe's new frontier

La Stampa

Thirty years ago nobody could have foreseen the process that brought the Warsaw Pact countries into the European Union. Now that the same is happening to Arab nations, the EU must offer them the same opportunity to strengthen democracy: the true prospect of membership.


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