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Economic Integration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

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  • Rym Ayadi
  • Luc De Wulf
  • Moez El Elj
  • Michael Gasiorek
  • Ahmed Ghoneim
  • Javier Lopez Gonzalez
  • Selen Guerin
  • Peter Holmes
  • Hammad Kassal
  • Maryla Maliszewska
  • Mahmut Tekce

Abstract

This study evaluates the effects of the current Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement for the EU and the Mediterranean region, in order to assist policy makers in defining the next steps in the Euro-Mediterranean Road map till 2010 and beyond. It provides quantitative, qualitative and sectoral assessment of the impacts of the Euro-Mediterranean FTA on trade and investment, points out the partnerships’ strengths and weaknesses and provides policy recommendations with the view of realizing a goal of a well functioning free trade area in the future. The focus of the study is on Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia (MED5).

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Paper provided by CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research in its series CASE Network Reports with number 0089.

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Length: 183 Pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:sec:cnrepo:0089

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Keywords: EU; Mediterranean; regional integration; non-tariff barriers; international trade; investment; business perception survey;

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Cited by:
  1. Pierluigi Montalbano & Silvia Nenci, 2012. "Assessing the Trade Impact of the European Neighborhood Policy on EU-MED Free Trade Area," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0147, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  2. Sekkat, Khalid, 2012. "Manufactured Exports and FDI in Southern Mediterranean Countries: Evolution, determinants and prospects," CEPS Papers 6849, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  3. Marek Dabrowski & Luc DeWulf, 2013. "Economic Development, Trade and Investment in the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean Region," CASE Network Reports 0111, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.

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