A century after European states carved Africa into a series of colonies, Europe is looking to create a new world order – in alliance with Africa.
“Imagine if we showed that with 1.5 billion people and 80 countries – almost half the UN membership! – we can make a real impact, both regionally and as global partners,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told the summit of the European and African Unions in Lisbon on Saturday.
The two continents should create a “genuine partnership of solidarity and mutual respect which defends the priorities of Africa and its specific interests” in global issues, Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak told the 26 European and 53 African leaders.
Skal EU være Frankrigs forlængede arm og samarbejde med utallige totalitære stater?