Crisis areas monitored by B2

(B2) What are the main 'hotspots' of the globe? Where does the European Union intervene, from a diplomatic point of view or its missions/crisis management operations (CSDP). Here is the reading grid for the follow-up of B2.

Being in one or the other category does not mean that the situation is more or less serious. It simply means that we follow it more closely because we (subjectively) estimate its greater impact for Europe. This grid is reassessed approximately every six months, depending on current events.

Category A - strong follow-up

  • Belgrade Pristina Dialogue
  • Iran nuclear agreement JCPOA - Iran
  • G5 Sahel (Mali, Burkina, Chad, Niger, Mauritania),
  • Libya
  • + Central-South Mediterranean: control of the arms embargo off the coast of Libya
  • Ukraine
  • Georgia / Ossetia-Abkhazia
  • Belarus
  • EU-Russia

Category B - regular monitoring

  • Balkans
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Central
  • Horn of Africa (Somalia, Eritrea)
  • EU-Turkey
  • + Eastern Mediterranean (Greece-Türkiye-Cyprus)
  • EU-USA
  • EU-African Union

Category C - episodic monitoring

  • EU-China
  • China Sea
  • North Korea
  • Mediterranean Sea (migrations)
  • EU-India
  • Indo-Pacific zone
  • DR Congo
  • Middle East peace process
  • Lebanon
  • Yemen
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mozambique
  • Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia)
  • Venezuela
  • Nicaragua
  • Colombia
  • Afghanistan.
  • Myanmar Burma
  • Northern Ireland (peace process
  • Cyprus (reunification negotiations)
  • Arctic
  • North-South gas pipelines

Updated March 1, 2021