Monday, January 15, 2007

Sarkozy notices Eastern Europe

In Eastern Europe today, two issues from Nicolas Sarkozy's acceptance speech have dominated the headline. The first is that Nicolas Sarkozy has stood out in support of Bulgarian medics who are being charged with murder in Libya, after 426 children contracted HIV in a Libyan hospital.

But if he was willing to stick his neck out for one eastern country, Turkey would not be the second. Sarkozy again put his foot down, declaring that Turkey "has no place inside the EU." A collegue later clarified his statement, saying that his opposition is "only on geographical reasons and not religious and cultural ones."

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