This book aims to pave the way for a better informed debate on the EU’s impact on the southern Mediterranean countries in relation to its policies included in the Barcelona Process, the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP), the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) while presenting experiences of some of the regional countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Syria. The book aims to highlight the transformation that Turkish foreign policy and Turkey’s relations with the EU have gone through after the 1999 Helsinki European Council decision on Turkey’s candidacy and the Brussels European Council decision in 2004 to open EU accession negotiations with Turkey. And finally, it places Turkey at the centre of the debates on enlargement and the ENP, while illustrating the experiences of the other Mediterranean countries in the region.
Product of the EU-CONSENT conference "The European Neighbourhood Policy and the Southern Mediterranean: Drawing from the Lessons of Enlargement" co-organized in Ankara on 23 November 2007 by the Center for European Studies at the Middle East Technical University (CES-METU) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).
Table of Contents
Introduction, Atila Eralp, Çiğdem Üstün
1. The ENP in the Mediterranean: Evaluating the Policital and Strategic Dimensions, Roberto Aliboni
2. The European Neighbourhood Policy: The Southern Dimensions, Roderick Pace
3. The ENP’s Potential for Reform in the Southern Mediterranean: A Cost/Benefit Analysis, Michele Comelli, Maria Cristina Paciello
4. From EU Association Agreements to EU Neighbourhood Policy and Union for the Mediterranean: Does Egypt Need This Change in EU Regional Trade Policy?, Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim
5. Energy Supplier or Political Partner? Algeria’s Marginalization and Opportunites in Policies, Amel Boubekeur
6. Partnership without Membership: What the EU can offer Israel within the Framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, Sharon Pardo
7. Turkey-EU Relations: Creating New Synergies in the Middle East, Meliha Benli Altunışık
Conclusions, Michele Comelli