Drawing on his personal experience as Malta's foreign minister from 2004 to 2008, the author argues that the process of Mediterranean integration should be viewed as the building of a mosaic block by block, with each tile as important to the whole as to itself. The original idea for a Union of the Mediterranean is depicted as being superior to its successor, the Union for the Mediterranean The aim should have been to establish a council of the Mediterranean along the lines of the Council of the Baltic States. The political architecture of the Mediterranean is composed of a variable geometry and concentric circles, in which the Olive Group is a "soft" landing place for informal dialogue among the group members and other non-EU states on the Mediterranean littoral.


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