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The future of Europe depends on its neighborhood – UfM’s Nasser Kamel says
The future of Europe depends on its neighborhood – UfM’s Nasser Kamel says

Author(s): Guido Lanfranchi
Subject(s): Politics, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International relations/trade, Health and medicine and law, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Mednarodni inštitut za bližnjevzhodne in balkanske študije IFIMES
Keywords: Europe; future; neighborhood; UfM; Nasser Kamel; human rights; security; COVID-19;
Summary/Abstract: On July 1st, 2020, the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Dr. Nasser Kamel, participated in an international conference discussing the future of Europe. The event under the name FROM VICTORY DAY TO CORONA DISARRAY: 75 YEARS OF EUROPE'S COLLECTIVE SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM was held at the historic setting of the eldest world’s Diplomatic Academy, that of Vienna, Austria. This gathering was organised by four partners; the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Media Platform Modern Diplomacy, International Scientific Journal European Perspectives, and Action Platform Culture for Peace, with the support of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In his highly absorbing keynote, Secretary General Dr. Kamel described the impact of the C19 event as only amplifying the old issues and long-standing challenges within the Euro-Mediterranean theater. To this end, Excellency especially focused on the economic and environmental challenges faced by the Euro-MED. He recommended that sustainability and resilience should be at the core of the post-C-19 recovery, and gave an important piece of advice to European policymakers: if Europe is to become a global power, a positive engagement with its neighborhood – both east and south – will be of paramount importance. Hostilities and confrontation should be replaced by a decisive cooperation on the common future project. And such a project should include all EU/Europe neighbors without prejudices.

  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English