Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the final conference of the MENARA and MEDRESET projects, “The Middle East and the EU: New Realities, New Policies”

March 7, 2019
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The Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa are somehow I believe at a crossroad. Here I would be interested in hearing your views. It is a very difficult context, we have lived in our region ten years of conflict and turmoil. There are maybe now little glimmers of hope that we cannot ignore but on the other side, I think that if we take a different road at the crossroad, things could go in a very much worse situation than it is the case today.


As I see glimmers of hope that require all our attention and all our stubborn investment to try to consolidate at least some of them, I also fear times of even greater power confrontation in the Middle East and in North Africa.



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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia