Friday, February 22, 2013

EU and the Syrian Revolutionary Trading Partner

Germany proposed the sanctions be reviewed, and possibly lifted, in coming months in territory under opposition control. That might allow EU states to resume trade there and create sources of cash for the opposition, EU diplomats said on Thursday.

The move would mark a significant step up in the EU’s support for the opposition group, who had been locked in a 23-month conflict against President Bashar al-Assad. The step could allow rebels to build up local governance and obtain humanitarian aid.

“In the areas where the opposition holds control, it is important to give them more stability as far as their economic situation is concerned,” one EU diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. 

“It's not that we are supporting the opposition,” said one EU diplomat. “But we (could) give them an opportunity to trade so they can choose what they spend the money on.”
This kind of idea is not just hangs around edges but straight into action, it is economic activity for the Opposition that can be one of most honourable respective trading, actively recognition of their legitimacy.  EU it is time they should do some honourable action to the Syrian people befitting their images.