23/04/2014

The “Rabat Process” from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective: what to expect from the 24th-25th April 2014 Paris Thematic Meeting?

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The “Rabat Process” from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective: what to expect from the 24th-25th April 2014 Paris Thematic Meeting?

By Marco StefanPhD candidate at University of Ferrara

With the onset of the so-called Arab Spring, Euro-Mediterranean relations have abruptly returned under the spotlight of European policy and decision makers. Outspread societal claims and tormented geopolitical transitions across the Maghreb and the Mashrek urged the EU to reframe its policies toward the Southern-Mediterranean region, with the whole area becoming a major testing ground for the thorough coherence and effectiveness of the newly reformed EU post-Lisbon external action.

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