Revised EU Neighbourhood Policy must focus on security and migration, say MEPs

November 19, 2015
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 Members of the European Parliament yesterday called for more focus on migration and security and more flexibility in the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), after foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their proposals for a new ENP to the foreign affairs committee.

MEPs singled out migration and security, with a reference to the terrorist attacks in Paris, as the main challenges the EU and its neighbours must deal with urgently. Members of the committee also called for a stronger focus on human rights and youth employment to avoid a ”lost generation”.
Mogherini and Hahn said a new approach based on stability and on partnership between the EU and its neighbours was needed. They pointed to the focus on economic development and youth employment, energy cooperation, security and the fight against terrorism, migration and cooperation with the neighbours of neighbours as the main planks of the revised European Neighbourhood Policy. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – New European Neighbourhood Policy unveiled: focus on stabilisation (18-11-2015)
ENP review fact sheet
ENP webpage

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  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
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  • Tunisia