Development and/or Security: Issues Concerning the Relationship between the European Union, the Maghreb and the Sahel

[Cette note d'information est également disponible en Français intitulé: Développement et/ou sécurité : Enjeux de la relation entre l’Union Européenne, le Maghreb et le Sahel.] This Policy Brief tackles the link between development and security in the Mediterranean basin, as well as the involvement of countries on both shores in a partnership providing the necessary security for joint socio-economic development. The Sahel countries are also taking part in the analysis and play a role in the success of security strategies in the Maghreb and within the European Union. The paper provides examples of rich countries faced with insecurity, of poor countries without insecurity, and other low-income countries that enjoy significant stability in the region, such as Morocco.