The EU-funded Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Institutes (FEMISE) has published an article on the ENP review titled “The 2015 review of the ENP: the transformative power of the EU re-loaded?”.
In his article, which was also presented at the FEMISE annual conference held in Athens last February, Vassilis Monastiriotis (Associate Professor at European Institute, London School of Economics, FEMISE Researcher) says he “conceptualised the relationship between the EU and the associated countries as one of exchange – whereby the associated countries “export” domestic reforms to the EU in exchange for material or political rewards; and the EU “exports” such rewards in exchange for domestic reforms.”
FEMISE is an EU-funded project, which aims to contribute to the reinforcement of dialogue on economic and financial issues in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Union for the Mediterranean. More specifically, it seeks to improve understanding of the priority stakes in the economic and social spheres, and their repercussions on the Mediterranean partners in the framework of their implementation of EU Association Agreements and Action Plans. (EU Neighbourhood Info)