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From Policies to Politics: The European Union as an International Mediator in the Mediterranean
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From Policies to Politics: The European Union as an International Mediator in the Mediterranean

Despite an initial focus on policy reform, the EU has shifted its approach into a more political response, both as a consequence of the developments on the ground and a renewed interest in mediation initiatives by EU authorities.

11 February 2015
Research and Assessment on Euro-Mediterranean Relations
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Research and Assessment on Euro-Mediterranean Relations

This compilation document serves the purpose of disseminate all the findings of the SEARCH Project, which studied the economic and social consequences of migration, both for the EU and for the neighbouring regions.

19 January 2015
Financial Reforms in the Mediterranean: Ideas and Policies to Inspire Change
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Financial Reforms in the Mediterranean: Ideas and Policies to Inspire Change

The financial systems of Arab Mediterranean countries are not contributing to economic growth. The financial system reform is an essential element of the broader and bold economic reform agenda advocated by international institutions.

14 January 2015
Winning to Lose: The State´s Unsustainable Counterrevolutionary Comeback in Egypt
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Winning to Lose: The State´s Unsustainable Counterrevolutionary Comeback in Egypt

The 2011 revolution brought the opportunity to challenge the state´s model of governance but three years later many argue that the Egyptian state has succeeded to absorb the revolutionary shocks and has ensured a successful comeback.

18 September 2014
Société civile et démocratisation au Maroc. Le grand malentendu
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Société civile et démocratisation au Maroc. Le grand malentendu

Le mouvement associatif au Maroc n'est pas en mesure de jouer un rôle clé pour la démocratisation compte tenu de son atomisation. L'émergence du mouvement du 20 février est une tentative de surmonter le déficit de structures puissantes de la so...

16 July 2014
Demands of the Egyptian Revolution and the Newly-Emerging Actors
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Demands of the Egyptian Revolution and the Newly-Emerging Actors

This paper analyses the commitment of the political actors to the implementation of the revolutionary demands and observes that they have gradually abandoned the most popular issues.

12 February 2014
Social inclusion in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: from Politics to Policies
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Social inclusion in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: from Politics to Policies

In 2011 we witnessed the beginning of a historic process of uprising in the Arab world. However important it is now to focus on economic stability, it is essential not to lose sight of medium and long-term social and economic challenges.

15 July 2013
Private Equity in the North African Region. Case Study of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria
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Private Equity in the North African Region. Case Study of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria

Private equity is a key catalyst for growth in terms of job creation, increasing tax revenues, improving SME governance and many other very positive outcomes, all of which could create significant benefits for the region.

15 July 2013
Geo-strategic Consequences of the Arab Spring
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Geo-strategic Consequences of the Arab Spring

The new actors brought to light by the revolutions and the democratisation processes are redefining the geo-strategic landscape of the region. The changing political landscape also affects the relations with external powers.

11 June 2013
The End of the (Southern) Neighbourhood
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The End of the (Southern) Neighbourhood

The EU has gone to great lengths to tailor an adequate “response” to the 2011 uprisings. Yet, so far EU policy has not incorporated the strategic foresight that will be needed to anchor Europe’s position in future relations with the region.

12 April 2013
The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring
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The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring

The objectives such as conflict resolution, human rights and democracy promotion have often been mentioned in the EU official documents but that the discrepancy between rhetoric and deeds has been appalling.

14 March 2013
Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries
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Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries

Slow growth in the MEDA countries can be partly traced to underperformance by the financial sector. Policy should therefore aim to provide a financial infrastructure conducive to bank and financial market development.

21 October 2012