Let's take a step back here and look at this from a different perspective. Most ofl the unrest has been around countries bordering the shores of the cesspit .. oops, sorry, Mediterranean Sea. For those not serving yet you will get to see how much cr4p can be seen floating around. You just don't want to know how much cr4p you can't see that comes out of the Industrial Nations' rivers that flow into it ...
Back on track.
Over the next decade or so the EU will be enlarged to include Turkey, Israel, Syria, Egypt and the North African states as it enlarges and evolves into the European and Mediterranean Union. The preparation work has already started with the replacement of these North African governments in to more acceptable ones.
I once posted that this was called the Euro-Med project - I believe it was also called the Barcelona project too at one point. IIRC, another poster informed me that these titles had changed and that there was now a new one. Hmm, change the name but keep the ultimate goal.
Co-incidental? What, when it involves politics? Never.