, Jul 25 (IPS
) - The European Union’s foreign policy supremo Javier Solana this week declared himself “fully behind” the call for an international conference on the Middle East made recently by US
President George W. Bush. But is it time for the EU
to cease being guided on the Israeli-Palestinian question by the United States, which as the main supplier of weapons to the Israeli military is partisan by definition? Nathalie Tocci from the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels contends that the EU
is “working on the margins of US
-dictated policies” in the Middle East and that this has proven counterproductive.