Policy brief: PAX response to the joint communication ‘Elements for an EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da’esh threat.’

On the 6th of February High Representative Mogherini and the European Commission published the joint communication on Syria and Iraq, which will be discussed by the EU Foreign Affairs Council in March. The communication describes an ambitious strategy of the European Union with diplomatic efforts, support to humanitarian and non-humanitarian aid, security measures and a budget of 1 billion euro for 2015 and 2016. A political strategy on one of the most violent regions with one of the worst humanitarian crises since WWII, by the worlds’ biggest donor, deserves a critical analysis. In this policy brief PAX proposes measures for further improvement of the EU Regional strategy on Syria and Iraq.

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