Covid-19 makes reform of the EU’s approach towards its southern neighbours more urgent than ever

Covid-19 makes reform of the EU’s approach towards its southern neighbours more urgent than ever

The EU has a stated goal of promoting prosperity and stability in the Middle East and North Africa. However, its efforts to secure Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with its southern neighbours have so far had limited success. Luigi Scazzieri writes that with Covid-19 likely to generate a significant economic fallout in the region, it is time for the EU to make a more ambitious offer.

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