WKÖ: Development Plan for North Africa

People ♦ Published: March 1, 2011; 00:11 ♦ (Vindobona)

Given the dramatic situation in North Africa, Christoph Leitl, President of the Economic Chamber (WKÖ) pleads for a ‘European Marshall Plan'.

WKÖ: Development Plan for North Africa / Picture: © Vindobona.org

“We need to get Libya out of an upheaval movement into a starting-up movement. The young population that is driving the protest movement in Africa has tremendous expectations about the future and clearly rejects arbitrary rule and paternalism. Only if economic growth germinates in the region can stability be attained. We must take advantage of the upheaval as an opportunity for new…