Pressing the reset button in Euro-Mediterranean security relations?

Barrinha, A. (2013) Pressing the reset button in Euro-Mediterranean security relations? Journal of Contemporary European Research, 9 (1). pp. 204-214. ISSN 1815-347X.

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Almost two decades after the Barcelona Declaration, the European Union (EU) is still struggling to engage positively with its southern neighbours. Security has been the key concern in this relationship, with the EU putting forward a short-term agenda, often inconsistent with the policies, institutions and long-term goals of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. This article argues that the so-called Arab Spring has induced a soul-searching process within the European institutions that has opened the possibility for Brussels to reinvent its relations with the Middle East and North Africa countries, particularly in the field of security.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mediterranean; European Security; Arab Spring
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Andre Barrinha
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 16:47
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 01:21

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