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  • 20/02/2015
    Meeting of E3/EU+3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks Meeting of E3/EU+3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks 02/20/2015 14:03:12 02/20/2015 14:03:12 02/20/2015 14:03:12 02/08/2016 14:03:12 2015022014 090126248e744997 N 090126248e744997 /statements-eeas/2015/150220_02_en.htm 9419 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150220_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150220_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150220_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150220_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Meeting of E3/EU+3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks
  • 20/02/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry , UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry , UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry <p>The European Union, the United Nations, the United States and Egypt - the country most directly affected by the terrorist violence and fighting in the area- met yesterday to discuss the situation in Libya in the margins of the Counter Violence Extremism Summit upon impulsion of the EU.</p> 02/20/2015 10:59:43 02/20/2015 10:59:43 02/20/2015 10:59:43 02/08/2016 10:59:43 2015022010 090126248e735336 N 090126248e735336 /statements-eeas/2015/150220_01_en.htm 10534 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150220_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150220_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150220_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150220_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry , UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
  • 18/02/2015
    Remarks of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the informal Defence Ministers meeting in Riga Remarks of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the informal Defence Ministers meeting in Riga <p>I am happy to be here to chair the Defence Minister's meeting today. I will stay only for a while because afterwards I will be flying to Washington for a meeting on extremist violence and counter-terrorism, where I will have also the chance of speaking with Secretary of State Kerry and some of our Arab partners on the situation in Libya, in particular.</p> 02/18/2015 16:17:14 02/18/2015 16:17:14 02/18/2015 16:17:14 02/06/2016 16:17:14 2015021816 090126248e6b99e2 N 090126248e6b99e2 /statements-eeas/2015/150218_03_en.htm 11407 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150218_03_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150218_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150218_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the informal Defence Ministers meeting in Riga

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The Union for the Mediterranean promotes economic integration and democratic reform across 16 neighbours to the EU’s south in North Africa and the Middle East.

Formerly known as the Barcelona Process, cooperation agreements were re-launched in 2008 as the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Déclaration commune du sommet de Paris pour la Méditerranée - Paris, 13 juillet 2008Arabic.

The re-launch was an opportunity to render relations both more concrete and more visible with the initiation of new regional and sub-regional projects with real relevance for those living in the region. Projects address areas such as economy, environment, energy, health, migration and culture.

Along with the 28 EU member states, 15 Southern Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern countries are members of the UfM: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Syria (suspended), Tunisia and Turkey.

Currently meetings are co-presided over by one Mediterranean and one EU country. As of September 2010, the UfM also has a functional secretariat, based in Barcelona, a Secretary General and six deputy secretary generals.

Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, governance from the EU side will be rearranged once the EEAS has been established.

The UfM has a number of key initiatives on its agenda:

  • the de-pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, including coastal and protected marine areas;
  • the establishment of maritime and land highways that connect ports and improve rail connections so as to facilitate movement of people and goods;
  • a joint civil protection programme on prevention, preparation and response to natural and man-made disasters;
  • a Mediterranean solar energy plan that explores opportunities for developing alternative energy sources in the region;
  • a Euro-Mediterranean University, inaugurated in Slovenia in June 2008;
  • the Mediterranean Business Development Initiative, which supports small businesses operating in the region by first assessing their needs and then providing technical assistance and access to finance.