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Introduction: Model or Muddle?

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Abstract

The importance of the Mediterranean region to the European Union (EU) has been succinctly captured by the European Commission itself. In fact, the Mediterranean basin is important to the EU for a whole range of reasons, relating to not only geographical proximity but also mutual interests and colonial links. Thus, the Mediterranean is perceived as a politically and strategically important area in the Community’s own backyard where ‘the aim … is the creation of a sphere of influence’ (Corbet, in Pomfret, 1986, p. xii).

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European Union European Economic Community European Union Policy Social Realm European Neighbourhood Policy 
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© Karim Knio 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute of Social Studies in The HagueThe Netherlands

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