The academic article below was published in a scholarly journal just before the 11 September terrorist attack. I have omitted the abstract and the bibliography, since these are not needed for the assignment. Please read the article several times and make sure you understand it. Consult a dictionary for the words you are not familiar with. The tasks for the assignment:
A.Complete the outline of the paper. (10marks)
POLICY TOWARDS THE MEDITERRANEAN
THE EURO-MED AGREEMENTS
ASSISTANCE UNDER MEDA I
CHANGES UNDER MEDA II
EVA L UAT I O N O F T H E EURO-MED AGREEMENTS
THE FREE-TRADE AGREEMENTS
EVALUATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME
RELATIONS OF MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES AND SUB-REGIONS WITH THE EU 5.1.
THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CENTRAL EUROPE
B. Write a list of 15 key words (or expressions) that you had difficulty understanding, or that are technical terms (i.e. specialised vocabulary related to EU Mediterranean policy). Give short explanations of the terms, words or expressions in English. Some words have several meanings: choose the meaning that makes sense in the context of the article. Give the source of your definitions. This could be a single monolingual English dictionary, or it could be URL. Format this word-list into a table with three columns, like this:
The Mediterranean always received close attention from Europe and from the European Communities, due to its geographic proximity and to former colonial ties.
closeness; the state of being near
Several countries along the southern and eastern littoral gained independence and experienced rapid demographic growth.
a region lying along a shore
The Global Mediterranean Policy (GMP) introduced in 1972 aimed to make up for the deficiencies in the bilateral agreements and compensate for the results of the Northern enlargement of the Community in 1973.
a failing or shortcoming
The EC gave preferential treatment to some 80 per cent of agricultural exports by the Mediterranean countries and offered financial aid and unified treatment of the labour-force issue.
make or become united, uniform, or whole:
The additional were regional cooperation, the environment, demography, cultural issues and investment incentives.
a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something
All paternalistic, re-
colonizing approaches by the EU, aimed at
offsetting US influence, have to be ruled out.
come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance or time
principles should be
emphasized, as EU
participation in this process has not always
give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing
For 2000–07, the
EIB’s Euro-Med II le
nding mandate is 6400
grant to (someone) the use of (something) on the understanding that it will be returned
free-trade zone will
succeed in fuelling economic growth mainly if
it manages to attract significant foreign direct
investment (FDI) i
nto the region.
sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy...
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