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Guantanamo argument moves to Europe

AFP is reporting that Europe & the US will shortly issue a joint declaration on the closure of Guantanamo which will stress the fundamental values of both in order to encourage the Europeans to help out in closing Guantanamo.  As I blogged before, EU governments are currently considering whether to accept inmates and get President Obama out of the political bind that is the relocation of these (mainly unprocecuteable and probably innocent) inmates. The European Council for Foreign Relations has called for Europe to grap the opportunity to cement transatlantic relations in their report:  Beyond the “War on Terrorism”: Tpward a new Transatlantic framework for Counterterrorism. The Justice Ministers of the EU will meet in June to explore the issue further.



David Garrahy

David Garrahy works in Brussels monitoring European Union activites. He is originally from Ireland and studied a Degree in Law & European Studies at the University of Limerick before earning a Masters in Globalisation at Dublin City Universty. Previously he has worked in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and as a Legislative Aide for an Irish Senator. His involvement in the EU has included working for the Irish Forum on Europe and campaigning in Referenda in favour of the Nice & Lisbon Treaties.

Area of Focus
Europe; Globalisation; European Comission.


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