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One year after the Arab Spring – supporting trade and investment with North Africa

This breakfast seminar focused on supporting trade and investment with North Africa one year after the Arab Spring. The presentation by Inger Andersen was followed by comments by André Sapir and an open discussion chaired by Jean Pisani-Ferry. The Arab Awakening stirred up the near-dormant Barcelona process from the Spring of 2011. Integration between the […]

Date: Mar 23 - Topic: Global economy and trade

This breakfast seminar focused on supporting trade and investment with North Africa one year after the Arab Spring. The presentation by Inger Andersen was followed by comments by André Sapir and an open discussion chaired by Jean Pisani-Ferry.

The Arab Awakening stirred up the near-dormant Barcelona process from the Spring of 2011. Integration between the Arab world and the European Union now holds out great economic promise, but also formidable challenges. Where is it going, and what can partnerships between Arab countries, the EU, and international organizations such as the World Bank, do to help? – this was the central question around which the debate was woven.

Speakers

Main speaker

Inger Andersen, Vice President for the Middle East & North Africa at the World Bank

Discussant

André Sapir, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Professor of Economics at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Chair

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel

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