Looking at the Maghreb region in Northern Africa nowadays, living in the EU can sometimes make you feel a little uncomfortable.
Only a few weeks ago, the riots started in Tunisia and Algeria. Meanwhile they are spreading now via Libya and Egypt even to Jordan. The only stable country in the region is Morocco, basically because democratic reforms had started here a lot earlier.
The U.S. is in a state of alert since they are currently losing their stable political anchors in the region, making U.S. diplomacy even more difficult than after the WikiLeaks disaster. And military activity along with intelligence gathering is also not becoming easier that way.