The Wider Europe initiative is conceived as the results of the European borders of the EU, and has a clear of institutionalist approach. It is intended power instruments and the institutional dimension, whereas the strategies that are being developed in this regard. The EU is open to all European countries, while at the beginning it is not for the countries of the Maghreb. These last are offered, in the words of Prodi, “everything but the institutions”. Therefore we can think to offer a mechanism for economic integration and political participation with these countries in the long run.

Institute of economic and Social analysis. University of Alcalá

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Antoni Seguí-Alcaraz, Angel Garcia Ortiz, associate professors of the University of Valencia