Mr. John O’Rourke, Head of the European Delegation in Algeria, chaired a workshop on the theme “the European Union in the new Mediterranean”, as part of a conference organised by the Italian embassy in Algeria on “European integration and the Mediterranean”. This event was held in the framework of celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
Being a topical issue and a major challenge for Europe as well as its southern neighbours, migration was one of the key subjects of the debate. Mr. O’Rourke said that it was “a mistake for Europe to consider Africa through a unique aspect, be it security, trade or migration”. Algeria “does not contribute to the problem of European migration”, he added.
EU Delegation to Algeria – website
EU Neighbours – Algeria