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dc.contributor.authorTOCCI, Nathalie
dc.contributor.authorCASSARINO, Jean-Pierre
dc.description.abstractThe revolts sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East in 2011 have shaken long-held truths about the region. Most strikingly, the sustainability of these regimes has proved a chimera. The events in the region and the many truths they uncovered call for a serious rethink in Western policies towards the region. The aim of this paper is to explore what such a rethink might entail for the European Union. Reviewing the European Neighbourhood Policy by revamping the benefits on offer, reconsidering the effective use of conditionality, establishing adequate monitoring mechanisms and engaging with a plethora of partners both within and beyond the region is imperative. Such a review is contingent on the recognition of a reversed hierarchy of priorities, induced by the force of historical events unfolding in the region. To reverse policy priorities is no small feat, considering the entrenched logic that has sustained Euro-Med policies so far. Nonetheless, various dynamics press for a new way of thinking. The proposals contained in this study constitute concrete steps to rethink the EU’s Mediterranean policies in line with the fundamental rights and principles which the Union seeks to advance in its external action.en
dc.publisherIstituto Affari Internazionalien
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIAI Working Paperen
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen
dc.subjectMediterranean countriesen
dc.subjectNorth Africaen
dc.subjectMiddle Easten
dc.subjectEuropean Neighbourhood Policyen
dc.subjectUnion for the Mediterranean (UFM)en
dc.titleRethinking the EU’s Mediterranean Policies Post-1/11en
dc.typeWorking Paperen

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