O. Trofimova, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstract. The evolution of the EU strategy towards South-Mediterranean countries is investigated in the article. The author addresses main stages of the new transregional interaction model formation (in a multilateral and bilateral format): Barcelona Process, Euromed Partnership, Union for the Mediterranean, European Neighborhood Policy. The assessment of weak points is given, and the prospects of further integration are defined, in particular of the free-trade zone, single route and energy network creation.
Keywords: EU, Southern Mediterranean countries, trade economic relations, finance, the Barcelona Process, Euromed, MEDA, European Neighborhood Policy, Union for the Mediterranean
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