Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Raising Private Sector Investments and Social Awareness to Boost the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood: Two Parts of the Same Equation
  • Policy Brief

Raising Private Sector Investments and Social Awareness to Boost the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood: Two Parts of the Same Equation

By outlining that the European Green Deal represents a unique opportunity for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, the strategy postulates that the EU and its SN partner countries should work together to strengthen environmental resilience.

30 June 2021
Global Value Chains in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Opportunities to Increase Euro-Mediterranean Integration
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Global Value Chains in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Opportunities to Increase Euro-Mediterranean Integration

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected all economic sectors with many services facing particularly large turnover losses.

30 June 2021
Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours
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Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours

The European Union cooperation treaties with the Southern Mediterranean Countries have grown in successive layers to become a comprehensive corpus comprising integration pacts in security, economy, environment and culture.

30 June 2021
The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support
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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support

Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) often lack the adaptive management capacity that is essential to become effective agents for coordinated and long-term development process.

30 June 2021
Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?
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Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?

Climate change is a major governance challenge in the Middle East, but water and food availability in the region is currently affected more by unsustainable groundwater extraction, demographic change, and unregulated transboundary water flows

25 February 2021
Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public
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Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public

Aux avant-postes de « hirak », on trouve les jeunes Algériens. Longtemps décrits comme désintéressés de la politique, les jeunes sont devenus les porte-parole de cette contestation inédite.

23 October 2020
How to Improve Water Resources Management in the Middle East? The Call for a Locally-Based Water Security
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How to Improve Water Resources Management in the Middle East? The Call for a Locally-Based Water Security

The categorisation of water security as an existential “threat” gives the state a licence to use exceptional measures to address water scarcity, including securitising the field and diminishing measures of transparency.

17 July 2020
Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt
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Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt

For all governments dealing with the pandemic, there is a difficult short term trade-off between public health and economic considerations. The Egyptian authorities have given a higher weight to the latter.

22 June 2020
The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises
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The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises

The COVID-19 crisis comes on the heels of grave economic and political crises that hit Lebanon in 2019. The pandemic is expected to have devastating economic costs given the country´s fragile economic environment.

22 June 2020
Morocco Fighting Against COVID-19: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures
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Morocco Fighting Against COVID-19: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures

Morocco is expected to undergo an economic slowdown due to the pandemic. The combined effect of poor crop year and the impact of confinement on some sectors has led to a revision of the growth rate.

22 June 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan
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COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan

Jordan has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The efforts to curb its spread have created social and economic unrest. The Jordanian government ordered a lockdown to cushion the impact on the healthcare system.

22 June 2020
The Maghreb: A Battle Ground for the Intra-Sunni Cold War
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The Maghreb: A Battle Ground for the Intra-Sunni Cold War

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Turkey have been competing in North Africa since 2011 through financial investments and cultivation of political clients. This is driven by three main factors.

22 June 2020