CEPS/IISS European Security Forum

Meeting on 11 March 2002 on Europe's role in the Greater Middle East

Speakers' papers (final versions)

Selected readings/links

Compiled by Ellen Peacock, Emma Sullivan and Sophie Delfolie at the IISS Library and Information Department

Key Documents and Agreements

Barcelona Declaration, adopted at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference, 27-28 November 1995

Key documents of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Common Strategy of the European Council of 19 June 2000 on the Mediterranean Region

The Israel-EU Association Agreement

The Israel-EU Association Agreement (Background)

European Union documents

Bilateral Agreements with The Near & Middle East Countries (Directory of Community Legislation in Force)

Bilateral Agreements with Mediterranean Countries (Directory of Community Legislation in Force)

The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Regional Strategy Paper 2002-2006

MEDA Programme (principal financial instrument of the European Union for the implementation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership)

The EU's Mediterranean and Middle East Policy

The EU and the Middle East Peace Process: The Union Position and Role

The EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Speeches, declarations, communiqués

Speech at the signing Ceremony of Egypt-EU Association Agreement by Mr. Ahmed Maher El Sayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Luxembourg, June 25, 2001

Joint Communiqué, EU-GCC 12th Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting, Granada, 28 February 2002

EU-GCC 12th Joint Council comments on situation in Middle East: Fight against terrorism, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran


The European Union as a Security Actor in the Mediterranean: ESPD, Soft Power and Peacemaking in Euro-Mediterranean Relations by Fred Tanner, Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse, Zürich, 2001

Time to act in the Middle East by Steven Everts, Centre for European Reform Bulletin, June/July 2001

Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East by Council on Foreign Relations, 2002

Related websites

EU/Mediterranean & Middle East Relations, External Relations Directorate

European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation

The Delegation of the EU Commission in Lebanon

The Delegation of the EU Commission in Syria

The Delegation of the EU Commission in Tunisia (in French)

Representation of the European Commission to Turkey

Delegation of the European Commission to Algeria (in French)

Delegation of the European Commission to Israel

Delegation of the European Commission in Morocco (in French)

The European Commission in Jordan

European Commission Technical Assistance Office to the West Bank and Gaza Strip