Sarkozy Gets Italy, Spain on Board for “Mediterranean Union”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy got the support of the leaders of Italy and Spain, Romano Prodi and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, for his idea to establish a union of Mediterranean-rim states. Sarkozy, Prodi and Zapatero agreed there was a need for a “Mediterranean Union,” they told reporters at an evening press conference in Rome on Thursday, Dec. 20. The French president said Paris would hold a summit for potential members on July 13, one day before an EU summit in Brussels. Full Story

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