The latest state visits of French President Nicolas Sarkozy proved once again that he has got no problem with hypocrisy.
In Poland, he finally announced that Paris will open its doors to Polish labor by stating that "the spectacular development of the Polish economy is the best response to the myth we referred to as the Polish plumber... I've come to tell you you are our friends and you are welcome."
Oh, what a friendly embrace! As if he was not the leading opinion-maker in France who created the "Polish plumber myth" with his covertly xenophobic rhetoric.
I hope that we won't witness a similarly disgusting scene one day, when France -with other EU members- would finally apply the unpracticed international treaties which have already given the right of free movement to Turkish labor.
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And the second blunder has come in Ukraine...
After proposing "an ambitious partnership" between the EU and Ukraine -a move that many analysts see as a sign of full membership, Sarkozy said something interesting:
"When we are in Kiev, we are in a European city."
OK, he is a man who is prisoned in his own, little world; but I would like to know if he has ever been in Istanbul.
Because if Kiev is a European city, Istanbul is the capital of the world. In these circumstances, it must designated as the new EU capital, at least!
What kind of inconsistency is this?
Who will teach this man some history AND geography AND intellectual dignity?