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A task force for the southern Mediterranean

(BRUSSELS2) The High Representative of the EU, Catherine Ashton, has just announced the establishment of a “Task Force” for the southern Mediterranean. This working group will bring together experts from the European Diplomatic Service (EEAS), the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), etc. to act as “ a focal point for assistance to countries in North Africa undergoing political transformation ". Objective, as Cathy Asthon explained in a press release: “ enable us to improve the coherence of our aid to civil society, in order to strengthen democracy and economic reconstruction thanks to European funds.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).