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  • 27/01/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Corinthia Hotel attack in Libya Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Corinthia Hotel attack in Libya <p>The attack at the Corinthia Hotel this morning is another reprehensible act of terrorism which deals a blow to efforts to bring peace and stability to Libya.</p> 01/27/2015 11:39:17 01/27/2015 11:39:17 01/27/2015 11:39:17 01/03/2017 11:39:17 2015012711 090126248e2a9ec8 N 090126248e2a9ec8 /statements-eeas/2015/150127_02_en.htm 9552 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150127_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150127_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150127_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Corinthia Hotel attack in Libya
  • 26/01/2015
    Quartet Envoys' Press Statement Quartet Envoys' Press Statement <p>The Middle East Quartet Envoys (US, Russia, UN and EU) met on 26<sup>th</sup> January in Brussels. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini attended the start of the meeting.</p> 01/26/2015 19:26:58 01/26/2015 19:26:58 01/26/2015 19:26:58 01/02/2017 19:26:58 2015012619 090126248e2915c8 N 090126248e2915c8 /statements-eeas/2015/150126_01_en.htm 9717 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150126_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150126_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150126_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Quartet Envoys' Press Statement
  • 25/01/2015
    Statement of HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the violence in Egypt Statement of HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the violence in Egypt <p>Today's violence in Egypt during protests on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution has resulted in the loss of lives.</p> 01/25/2015 22:04:44 01/25/2015 22:04:44 01/25/2015 22:04:44 01/01/2017 22:04:44 2015012522 090126248e22539a N 090126248e22539a /statements-eeas/2015/150125_03_en.htm 9596 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150125_03_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150125_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150125_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the violence in Egypt

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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.