The first Sharaka workshop – organized and hosted by CEPS – took place in Brussels on December 17. The meeting discussed the progress made by the project as well as the research carried out on EU-GCC cooperation on trade and investments with a number of stakeholders and experts from Europe.
In the 1980s, Gulf countries initiated a process of regional integration resembling the EU’s and whose ultimate goal is to create a monetary union. Reflecting both regions’ economic and political will, the EU and the GCC concluded a Cooperation Agreement in 1988. The Agreement sought to deepen political dialogue, as well as economic and socio-cultural [...]