The European Union and the Mediterranean Area: Dealing with Conflicts, Tensions and Resets

The EU can no longer limit itself to implement region-based policies in its traditional spirit of dialogue and consensus. This typical EU methodology – a replica of its own internal procedures and choices – is not necessarily suited to situations where rule of law has become a remote consideration, dialogue is replaced by weapons, regional cooperation is now a low priority,and international cooperation habits are increasingly disrupted by abrupt changes.

Marc Pierini, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe in the IEMED Mediterranean Yearbook 2017

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