Differences of integration priorities of Europe, the Middle East and Africa countries

Maksym Zhyvko, Vitaliy Zapukhlyak, Andriy Zastavny


The subject of the study is the integration priorities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The aim of the article is to identify differences in integration priorities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and to identify common aspirations in the regions.

Methodology (method). Achieve the goal and solve the outlined tasks in the research process used general and special methods: logical, analysis and synthesis, generalization and quantitative comparison, visualization.

Results. The main differences between the integration priorities of Europe, the Middle East and Africa are considered. Large-scale integration shifts in the studied regions are singled out and economic and political processes that played a role in the formation of integration groups taking into account interests with the use of various forms of economic integration are detailed. The number of existing regional trade agreements in the regional context by types of agreements is analyzed. Global subjects of world trade by region are studied, taking into account the importance of the EU in the global economy, which is characterized by a high degree of integration processes. The main integration priorities for the EU member states, compliance with a set of rather strict requirements, due to restrictions on production in agriculture and the real sector of the economy, foreign trade specialization and geography of trade flows of the new member states have been identified. It was confirmed that in order to strengthen integration processes it is necessary to take possible approaches to regional integration in institutional and technological terms. The growing role of the Middle East and Africa based on economic and trade processes in the region and the availability of fuel resources is confirmed. The structure of regional integration associations in Africa is considered and the export of goods between the countries of integration associations within groups is studied.


regional integration; continental integration; integration associations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.35774/econa2020.02.024

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