neighbourhood policy

Opinion – Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free?

By Owen Jones. Originally published on 2015/02/06 Why a disconnected, uncooperative Europe will not solve the problem of uncontrolled refugee-immigration by pretending the issue does not exist There are few better places to live than Western Europe. It is the… Continue Reading →

The EU in the Sahel – Towards a More Dynamic Strategy

by Mieke Molthof. Originally published on 2014/03/20 In recent years, the Sahel region has become an increasingly important part of Europe’s neighbourhood. The region’s economic underdevelopment and insecurity directly threaten EU interests – not only through drug trafficking, illegal migration,… Continue Reading →

The EU’s surprising attempt at mediating in Egypt

by Quint Hoekstra. Originally published on 2013/09/06 To Western policymakers, the military coup d’état is a setback in Egypt’s transition to democracy, a process that started in early 2011 with the ousting of then President Hosni Mubarak. In a modern… Continue Reading →

Neighbourhood Watch: Why the EU’s assistance policy in the MENA region deserves credit

By John Allwood. Originally published on 2013/04/14 Soon after the mass uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) broke out, Western commentators lauded the situation as the first steps towards the triumph of democracy. Supported by European and… Continue Reading →

Good Neighbours make good friends

By Styliani Kampani. Originally published on 2012/08/01 Since December 2010, hardly a day goes by without news of the Arab uprisings. No wonder – such radical changes cannot be achieved in a couple of days or months. Despite the countless… Continue Reading →

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