Jun 112014
The Sharaka Book is Out!

Relations between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are at a crossroads. After the derailment of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2008, the cooperation between the two regional blocs has remained low-key in a number of different areas, while the unprecedented changes that have taken place in [...]

May 082014
Sharaka papers in Arabic

The Sharaka reports are now available in Arabic: Need to Rethink the EU-GCC Strategic Relation = الحاجة إلى إعادة التفكير في علاقة الاتحاد الأوروبي ودول مجلس التعاون الخليجي الاستراتيجية Maritime Security Cooperation Provides Opportunities to Concretely Enhance EU-GCC Relations = يوفر التعاون الأمني البحري فرصا متاحة وعملية لتعزيز العلاقات بين الاتحاد الأوروبي ودول مجلس التعاون [...]

Mar 142014
The Role of Mass Media in Building Perceptions of EU-GCC Relations and Related Impacts

Sharaka Research Paper nr.9 by Fatma Al Araimi and Cinzia Bianco This paper addresses the way the GCC region is presented in the EU media and vice versa, in a time in which perceptions and misperceptions could influence negatively the consistent flows of international investments that are instrumental to the diversification of the Gulf economies [...]