This article written and published by Euractiv describes how economic and political instability in the MENA region have prevented Europe from supporting these countries despite Europe’s urgent need to keep the region stable in order to maintain its own stability.

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui, IPEV researcher, brought his contribution to the article. You can read it in English and Dutch on Euractiv website.

⇒ Wanted: European re–engagement with southern neighbourhood

Photo credits:  Ezequiel Scagnetti, Tunisia 16 October 2011, Flickr