The European Union and the Arab Spring, Continued…
The European Neighbourhood Policy, which is organised on a bilateral basis, is still the EU’s main vehicle to reply to the Arab Spring. From the offset this policy has been looked at by Arabic partners with suspicion because of the fear of competition with east European countries, however now it has finally revealed itself as a success. This project is indeed characterized by a bigger differentiation in relations with European Union’s neighbours, depending on their systems reform extension.
As already claimed conditionality it is emphasized more than in the past that support for democratization will be the most important guideline. Election translation services have done their part to encourage this progression internationally. Political conditionality’s effectiveness will depend on how many benefits the EU can really lavish towards the European Neighbourhood Policy’s new plans.