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Unequal Partners in the EU Southern Neighborhood Strategy: Is Regional Integration Feasible? EUMA Papers, Vol. 5, No. 4 February 2008

Boening, Astrid B. (2008) Unequal Partners in the EU Southern Neighborhood Strategy: Is Regional Integration Feasible? EUMA Papers, Vol. 5, No. 4 February 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    [From the introduction]. Security issues are still as prevalent in the Mediterranean today as they have been since at least the Trojan Wars some three thousand years ago. Paritcularly since 9/11, securing the EU’s borders, as with most country’s borders, has become even more imperative. The EU’s southern borders (i.e. to its north African and Middle Eastern neighbors), however have been difficult to secure. Specifically, illegal immigration, usually in direct relation to the economic wellbeing of the originating country, has been difficult to control especially by those European countries bordering the Mediterranean: Spain, France, Italy, and to a lesser extent, Greece. The riots in the last few years in France, the terrorist attacks in Madrid, and the recent increase in murders in Italy by illegal immigrants have led European law enforcement to undergo the financially and socially difficult task of increased forcible repatriations. In addition to the frailty of EU border integrity to the south, Libya under Gadafy (and apparently his son) represents a neighbor who is only barely, and very cautiously, becoming re-socialized into the Euro-Mediterranean “neighborhood”.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Libya.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > immigration policy
    Countries > Italy
    Countries > France
    Countries > Spain
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Mediterranean/Union for the Mediterranean
    Countries > Greece
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > EUMA Papers Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2008
    Page Range: p. 10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:52
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8216

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