Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 4 – Issue 16) / studies
Euro-Mediterranean Partnership – Contexts and Tracks
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The European Union has introduced the concept of partnership in its relationship with the Mediterranean countries because of the strategic importance of the Mediterranean. This significance is based on a deep civilizational dimension, a large human bloc and important natural resources that have brought the region back to international attention. The European Union developed its new Mediterranean policy in 1989/1990, adopting a Redirected Mediterranean Policy (RMP) according to a European Commission proposal. The paper suggests that the Euro-Mediterranean project is a product of the mixing of globalization and regionalism.