Terrorism, immigration and energy topped the agenda as President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted the first Franco-Spanish summit since his election last Spring. One focus of the summit is expected to be a new joint anti-terrorist operation, following the murder of two Spanish officers in France by ETA last month.
The unit will work full-time, targeting ETA and other terrorist groups. Paris and Madrid will also work more closely on tackling illegal immigration, and combatting drug trafficking. Then there’s the long-awaited high-tech power line sending electricity between France and Spain. It was agreed some years ago, but it is only now that environmental concerns been satisfied.