Europe in North Africa: Fighting Short-Termism

Europe and North Africa are bound in a strategic relationship. The stability, security and prosperity of both regions are inextricably linked. European countries – both individually and collectively (inside and outside the framework of the European Union) – have to develop a more strategic approach to their southern neighbourhood in order to overcome the current migration crisis, work with the North African states to counter violent extremism, and make the most of the many economic opportunities that could derive from closer cross-Mediterranean cooperation.

Tobias Borck, Associate Fellow, RUSI

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