25 Feb 2013

What scenarios for the Euro-Mediterranean in 2030 in the wake of the Arab spring?

Rym Ayadi / Carlo Sessa

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In the aftermath of the Arab spring, the southern and eastern Mediterranean region has reached a turning point in its history, presenting as many opportunities and challenges for the EU. In this MEDPRO Policy Paper, Rym Ayadi and Carlo Sessa explore various possible scenarios that could play out in EU-Mediterranean relations over the next two decades but find, lamentably, that the EU has set itself on a ‘business as usual’ course, leaving the region open to further polarisation and increased stability.

Rym Ayadi is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Coordinator of the MEDPRO project. Carlo Sessa is Director of the Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS) in Rome.