Socio-Economic Challenges and Jordan’s Foreign Policy: Employment, Trade, and International Cooperations

Perspectives from the Region and Europe

26/08/2019 | by Dina Fakoussa, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

Grievances have been growing over Jordan’s socio-economic and political problems. In June 2018, former Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki was forced to resign after protests swept the country. Jordan’s socio-economic challenges are further augmented by its challenging neighborhood. Given the strategic importance of Jordan, it is in the EU’s own interest to support Jordan and ensure that the socio-economic issues and various regional challenges do not lead to a (further) destabilization of the country.

Publications

Events

Socio-Economic Challenges and Jordan’s Foreign Policy (Workshop II)
Employment, Trade, and International Cooperation – Perspectives from the Region and Europe
13/06/2019 - 15/06/2019 | 09:00 - 12:00 Jordan
The workshop in Amman was the second in a series devoted to analyzing issues related to Jordan’s socio-economic reforms and foreign policy. Mid-level experts who work in the field of policy analysis and advice in think tanks, academic research institutions, and comparable organizations discussed options for action together with decision-makers. The participants had previously attended a workshop in Berlin in April 2019.
Category: Jordan
Socio-Economic Challenges and Jordan’s Foreign Policy (Workshop I)
Employment, Trade, and International Cooperation – Perspectives from the Region and Europe
11/04/2019 - 14/04/2019 | 09:00 - 12:00 | DGAP | Jordan
Grievances have been growing over Jordan’s socio-economic and political problems, including high public debt, a significant current account deficit, and high unemployment. In June 2018, former Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki was forced to resign after mass protests swept the country. Jordan’s socio-economic challenges are further amplified by its difficult external environment. An interconnected rather than separate challenge, it has resulted in a significant influx of refugees and a more difficult trade and investment environment.
Category: Jordan
Socio-Economic Development and Violent Extremism in Morocco (Workshop II)
Morocco’s Regional Policy, Migration, and (De-)Radicalization – Perspectives from the Region and Europe
04/03/2019 | 09:00 - 18:00 Morocco
The workshop in Rabat was the second in a series devoted to analyzing Morocco’s regional policy in Sub-Sahara Africa as well as its approach to tackling radicalization and violent extremism. Mid-level experts working in the field of policy analysis and advice in think tanks, academic research institutions, and comparable organizations were brought together with decision-makers from Morocco and the European Union to discuss options for action in the field. The participants had previously attended another workshop in Berlin on December 8-11, 2018.
Category: Morocco
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