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Abstract

This article looks at the Mediterranean region and its development and trade patterns. It argues that the differences between the European Union and the Mediterranean littoral may jeopardize the success of the institutions being created (such as the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area to be completed by 2010). It is argued that in the absence of successful technology transfers and appropriate redistributive mechanisms within less developed countries, the displacements suffered by large parts of the population in these countries may result in destabilization and further migratory pressures, particularly when the largest employer (ie agriculture) is exposed to competition by more efficient producers (a pattern which has already become evident in recent years). It is suggested that appropriate technology transfer could alleviate such pressures.

Additional information

Authors: BONAZZI M, JRC Ispra (IT);GOMEZ Y PALOMA S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: MEDIT (1997)
Record Number: 199810113 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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