Our intern Magdalena Rubin wrote a blog article on the topic of Renewed EU-Southern neighbourhood agenda.
The southern neighbourhood is covering relations between the EU and 10 countries of the MENA region: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. The partnership was established in 2004 on the basis of the Barcelona Declaration signed in 1995. Its main aim is to strengthen prosperity, including upholding democratic values and support for human rights, security, peace and stability. Unsurprisingly, at the beginning of the new cooperation, expectations were lofty. Now, after more than 16 years, it can be reasonably surmised that the results are contrary to these expectations; the region is arguably more insecure and more destabilized.
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