“It is high time that Europe overcame the limits set by Brussels and Germany and created a new union stretching from Britain to Russia, according to Italian journalist and professor of sociology Francesco Alberoni.
“It is a difficult goal that is being avoided by all European allies. To achieve it, Europe must tackle the paltry constraints set by Brussels and Germany and create a new political alliance stretching from the UK to Russia,” he pointed out.
According to him, such an alliance will be able to think and act as a great power, and it will occupy “a vacant seat left by the Americans.”
“This will be a Europe spreading from the Atlantic to the Urals, something that was mentioned by General De Gaulle, which will incorporate all historically European territory. It will have its own army and its own geopolitical power,” Alberoni said.
He added that this will be a strong Europe which could have benefits in its relationship with Asian nations and ensure the political and economic development of the Mediterranean countries of North Africa.
He also called for the creation of a united government in Libya which, he said, could become a first step in a new prosperous North Africa, “free from the ghosts of Islamism.” It could be a partner of Europe and a model for the development of the rest of the African continent, according to Alberoni.Last month, the International Organization for Migration reported that most of the migrants and refugees who arrived in Europe had opted to take the Central Mediterranean route from North Africa.
Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries in the Middle East and North Africa to escape violence and poverty.”