The French president  is planning to outline plans to
set up a new economic community [AFP]
 
Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, is planning to use his visit to Morocco to outline plans to set up a new economic community around the Mediterranean.

The plan would include the European Union, Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Syria.

Sarkozy's initiative will revive the Barcelona Process - a treaty aimed at political and security initiatives in the region - dating back almost 12 years.

However, can it work? Or, as critics say, is this just the French president grandstanding?

And if not, who will benefit?

Find out on Inside Story.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on 24 October 2007


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