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Paris (France) | 14 December 2005
The Euro-Mediterranean Summit held in Barcelona on November 27-28, 2005 was a fiasco. Presided over by Great Britain and conspicuous by the absence of many Arab Heads of State, the meeting, which should have updated the association between the Mediterranean nations and the EU 25 failed to issue a final document and only made a statement in principle against terrorism. The European personalities in charge, however, spared no compliments about the Euro-Mediterranean association, just before and during the summit. In this spirit, Javier Solana, José Manuel Barroso, Tony Blair and José Luis Zapatero expressed very similar opinions in public praising the great achievements of the Barcelona process and calling for an acceleration of the reforms in the countries south of the (...)