The European Union (EU) has been present in the Middle East and North Africa (the so-called MENA region) since 1979, through a growing number of Delegations in the region. The latest one to open was the EU Delegation to the State of Kuwait and the State of Qatar in July 2019.
Now Europe is facing major game changers across its Southern Neighborhood. Old-time foes like Russia and Iran have a much stronger footprint in the region, meanwhile new players like Turkey, and China also pose a possible threat.
In our analysis our goal is to summarize the EU’s venture to gain leverage and influence in this troubled region.
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