Friday, February 18, 2005

End of embassies as we know it?

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero seems to think so...

According to Zapatero during a Spanish radio interview, he believes that embassies will be replaced by European missoins answerable to Brussels. “We will undoubtedly see European embassies in the world, not ones from each country, with European diplomats and a European foreign service.” Particularly, this statement was made toward the British government. I´m not to sure England would be too happy about all of this. This talk is assuming that the EU referendum passes in all the member countries, beginining with the crucial vote in Spain this Sunday.

However, the referendum is expected to pass with ease with all of the major Spanish parties campaigning for a ´´yes´´ vote. According to polls, more than 90% of the population is estimated to be ´´pro-European.´´ Read more from today.


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