10:00—11:30 AM

Europe’s Neighborhood Policy: Promoting Development by Exporting Institutions to Eastern Europe and North Africa

Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Third Floor

Bertin Martens - Regional Economist for the Middle East & South Mediterranean, Directorate General for External Relations, European Commission
David Roodman - Research Fellow, Center for Global Development

Since the accession of ten new member states the European Union has launched a new effort to draw its neighbors, from Ukraine to Morocco, closer to the EU. This engagement goes beyond trade and aid to include participation in various internal EU policies and programs but stops short of offering full membership. Economic and political governance are high on the agenda. Bertin Martens will explain how this effort reinforces previous policies and could contribute to real change in the political and economic landscape around the EU.

Please RSVP to Sarah Dean at events@cgdev.org by January 17th.

For more information, visit http://www.eu.int/comm/world/enp/policy_en.htm  

Bertin Martens is Regional Economist for the Middle East & South Mediterranean in the European Commission’s Directorate General for External Relations. He joined the European Commission in 1990 and has worked on various assignments in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe before. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Free University of Brussels and has been a Visiting Fellow at George Mason and Stanford universities. His academic research interests focus on institutional economics and governance.

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