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The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. A Deeper Insight into the Economic and Financial Dimension
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The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. A Deeper Insight into the Economic and Financial Dimension

This report focus on an overview of the progress of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in the context of the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, a « thematic dossier » on the economic cooperation and on the Euro-Mediterranean sectoral cooperation....

8 November 2010
A Deeper Free Trade Area and Its Potential Economic Impact
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A Deeper Free Trade Area and Its Potential Economic Impact

Since 1976, the policies of the EU towards the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership evolved from giving unilateral trade preferences to greater financial aid, commercial reciprocity and non-economic aspects.

20 September 2010
State and Society: The Democratic Challenge
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State and Society: The Democratic Challenge

This paper deals with two interlinked topics: the question of political identity at the national level and its implications for regional integration, and how civil societies can be constructed within states where the rule of law must be upheld.

20 August 2010
Environmental and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean
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Environmental and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean

The quality of the Mediterranean environment has been increasingly degraded by rapid urbanization and various human activities. These pressures generate major environmental problems expected to be exacerbated by climate change.

24 June 2010
Les dynamiques de mouvement de personnes
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Les dynamiques de mouvement de personnes

Although the management of migration is often linked to the present political situation, it is not necessarily rational and suffers from the lack of harmonisation of legislation between the 27 Member States.

22 May 2010
The Mediterranean Solar Plan as a Euro-Mediterranean vector of Integration and Economic Development
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The Mediterranean Solar Plan as a Euro-Mediterranean vector of Integration and Economic Development

This document seeks to stimulate discussion about the Mediterranean Solar Plan project, offering a basis for reflection on the conditions under which, at least partly, the obstacles it is facing could be overcome.

17 May 2010
Assessment of the Barcelona Process in the Light of the New International and Regional Situation
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Assessment of the Barcelona Process in the Light of the New International and Regional Situation

Considering the complexity of contemporary Euro-Mediterranean relations, the author analyses the variety of frameworks and instruments used to structure and implement Euro-Mediterranean strategies and policies.

21 April 2010
Comment faire avancer le statut avancé UE-Maroc?
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Comment faire avancer le statut avancé UE-Maroc?

Le premier sommet UE-Maroc se tiendra en mars 2010 et est une excellente occasion d'inscrire le statut avancé dans le cadre de l'évolution historique des relations entre le Maroc et l'UE.

26 March 2010
Climate Change and Mediterranean Security
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Climate Change and Mediterranean Security

As the 20th century ended, the shift in international relations led to a new definition of the concept of international security. Climate change became a security issue for Western countries, leading to a necessary change of policies.

15 March 2010
Education, Research and Gender: The Sources of Progress
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Education, Research and Gender: The Sources of Progress

Southern and eastern Mediterranean governments have developed major education reforms in order to improve access, especially for women. Nevertheless, there is still much to do, mainly in terms of gender socialisation and higher education.

18 February 2010
Human Security: A New Perspective for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation
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Human Security: A New Perspective for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation

There is a need to reevaluate the EU’s policies towards the region in the light of the changing international context: a multilateralist approach by the EU towards the partner countries is key to an improvement of the security dialogue.

17 February 2010
Why Europe Must Engage With Political Islam
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Why Europe Must Engage With Political Islam

Without the EU dialogue with Islamic political movements in the MENA region there will be no prospect of a credible democratic transformation in the Arab world.

12 February 2010