The European Neighborhood Policy towards North Africa
Konstantina Mintzoli, Analyst KEDISA
Under the umbrella of EU enlargement, which aimed at materializing Brussels’ aspirations for deeper integration with the surrounding states, the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is the union’s initiative to the strategic goals laid out in the European Security Strategy (EUSS) adopted by the EU in 2003. It aims to deepen relations between the European Union and its ‘Southern’ and ‘Eastern’ neighbors. Due to that, the ENP can be approached not only as a EU ‘policy’, but also as a reflection of some deeper transformations on security architecture, as well as on governance in the ‘wider Europe’ (1).