Situation in the Mediterranean, in particular in Tunisia and Egypt

Madam President, everything I wanted to say has in fact already been said, so I will limit myself to one question to the High Representative.

Today Mr Blair, the former British Prime Minister, whom you probably know, had a lot of praise for the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Today on CNN he said, ‘Mubarak is immensely courageous and a force for good’. Mr Blair also warns against a rush to elections in Egypt.

Now Mr Blair is currently envoy in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which is supported by the European Union. What do you think about the statements of Tony Blair?

Brussels, 2 February 2011