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  • 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
  • 25/01/2015
    Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa <p>The beheading of Haruna Yukawa, hostage of the terrorist group Da’esh, is yet another demonstration that this organisation’s ideology and actions are in breach of all universally recognized values and rights.</p> 01/25/2015 12:54:59 01/25/2015 12:54:59 01/25/2015 12:54:59 01/01/2017 12:54:59 2015012512 090126248e25e110 N 090126248e25e110 /statements-eeas/2015/150125_01_en.htm 10054 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150125_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150125_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150125_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
  • 23/01/2015
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in Yemen Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in Yemen <p>Last night's resignation of the President of Yemen as well as the Yemeni Prime Minister and his Cabinet, coupled with the violence that we have witnessed in Sana'a and in several provinces of Yemen, including in Mareb, is putting the remarkable promises of the Yemeni transition in jeopardy. <span style="text-decoration: line-through;"/> </p> 01/23/2015 16:44:40 01/23/2015 16:44:40 01/23/2015 16:44:40 01/11/2016 16:44:40 2015012316 090126248e2204a4 N 090126248e2204a4 /statements-eeas/2015/150123_01_en.htm 10506 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150123_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150123_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150123_01_ar.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150123_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in Yemen

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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.