Mare Nostrum III:
THE MEDITERRANEAN -
DIVIDING WATERS OR COMMON GROUND?
Nicosia / Cyprus - November 5-7, 2004
We, the undersigned writers from 19 countries of Europe and the Mediterranean shores, gathered in Cyprus, an historic meeting point of the cultures, faiths and aspirations of Europe, deplore the resurgence of intolerance and xenophobia throughout the world and in Europe. On this island which still suffers from unjust division and lies just a few kilometres from the cockpit of middle eastern injustice and conflict, the European Writers’ Congress encourages and facilitates contact and cooperation between writers from all online pokies game sides of the ‘dividing waters’ of the Mediterranean in a spirit of conciliation and healing and calls upon the governments and institutions of Europe to reaffirm that the EU is a consenting association of nations dedicated to tolerance, freedom of speech and expression, and that the pen must be ‘mightier than the sword’.
Nicosia, Cyprus, 7/11/2004