Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 4 – Issue 16) / studies
Euro-Mediterranean Partnership – Contexts and Tracks
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.