Showing posts from September 7, 2006

Israel in the EU?

Wikipedia has an interesting summary of the debate on whether Israel should join the European Union (EU) and the implications of such a move. I've been promoting this idea for a long time (as the item points out) and expect it to gain even more momentum in the coming years as the EU adopts a mroe activist role in the Middle East. One interesting point that the piece raised: Today, six per cent of more than six million Israelis already hold a passport from an EU country. Another 14 per cent, or 700,000 people, are entitled to apply for one because they or their parents come from an EU Member State.