“Tunisia is the clearest case of a determined political transition”, says Marc Marginedas, journalist at El Periódico and expert in Arab Springs. At present, “the transition is being steered by Ennahda, a moderate Islamist party”, but Marginedas believes that in the future secular parties could govern Tunisia. The role of the Tunisian press is also important, because the press now criticises political leaders, “a great achievement after years of merely praising the president and his family”. According to Marginedas, Tunisia has a middle class, “similar to Spain’s in the 1970s”, which is responsible for making sure that the transition process “does not drift towards radicalism”. However, the journalist holds that “the biggest obstacle to the country’s real democratization is the attitude of the European Union”, as the way the EU relates with these countries “hasn’t changed”, and it persists in a “rather neo-colonialist attitude, carrying out secret business agreements without citizens’ knowledge”, which perpetuates a distinct imbalance in Tunisia’s commercial and economic relations with its principal commercial partner.