Due to shared challenges such as migration, energy transition, radical Islam and climate change, Europe and the MENA region are struggling to cooperate successfully. However, the region is increasingly connected, and we must address a key question: How can we develop a shared area where liberalism and Islam are not in opposition but in concert?
In this paper, authors provide answers to the challenges that impede fruitful cooperation between the MENA and EU. They review EU-MENA relations and identify challenges and opportunities for cooperation. Finally, the reader will find solutions and recommendations to such challenges.