Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)

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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.

 


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  • 27/03/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues <p>I welcome Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues.</p> 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/03/2017 19:45:36 2015032719 090126248ee4129c N 090126248ee4129c /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm 3689 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues
  • 26/03/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Yemen Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Yemen <p>The latest events in Yemen have dramatically worsened the already fragile situation in the country and risk having serious regional consequences.</p> 03/26/2015 13:27:47 03/26/2015 13:27:47 03/26/2015 13:27:47 03/02/2017 13:27:47 2015032613 090126248ee04f0e N 090126248ee04f0e /statements-eeas/2015/150326_02_en.htm 4347 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150326_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150326_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150326_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Yemen
  • 25/03/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the meeting of representatives from Libyan municipalities in Brussels Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the meeting of representatives from Libyan municipalities in Brussels 03/25/2015 09:50:30 03/25/2015 09:50:30 03/25/2015 09:50:30 03/01/2017 09:50:30 2015032509 090126248edc7d62 N 090126248edc7d62 /statements-eeas/2015/150325_01_en.htm 4520 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150325_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150325_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150325_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150325_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the meeting of representatives from Libyan municipalities in Brussels
  • 23/03/2015
    Remarks by High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini ahead of the Libyan Municipalities Dialogue Meeting in Brussels Remarks by High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini ahead of the Libyan Municipalities Dialogue Meeting in Brussels <p>We have this morning an important meeting in Brussels, thanks to the excellent work of the UN SG envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon in cooperation with us. The EU and the UN are working on a daily basis together on the Libyan issue and Bernardino Leon has just come from Morocco to continue political dialogue today with the mayors.</p> 03/23/2015 17:12:19 03/23/2015 17:12:19 03/23/2015 17:12:19 03/11/2016 17:12:19 2015032317 090126248ed7b610 N 090126248ed7b610 /statements-eeas/2015/150323_02_en.htm 7541 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150323_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150323_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150323_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini ahead of the Libyan Municipalities Dialogue Meeting in Brussels
  • 21/03/2015
    Joint statement after today's discussion on nuclear negotiations with Iran Joint statement after today's discussion on nuclear negotiations with Iran <p>We, the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, together with the EU High Representative, met this afternoon to review progress in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.</p> 03/21/2015 22:35:58 03/21/2015 22:35:58 03/21/2015 22:35:58 03/09/2016 22:35:58 2015032122 090126248ed26d51 N 090126248ed26d51 /statements-eeas/2015/150321_02_en.htm 4605 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150321_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150321_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150321_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Joint statement after today's discussion on nuclear negotiations with Iran

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