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  • 30/01/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in Northern Sinai, Egypt Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in Northern Sinai, Egypt <p>Yesterday's terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt have resulted in the death of over 29 people, the wounding of many and the destruction of state infrastructure.</p> 01/30/2015 12:00:01 01/30/2015 12:00:01 01/30/2015 12:00:01 01/06/2017 12:00:01 2015013012 090126248e343bfd N 090126248e343bfd /statements-eeas/2015/150130_02_en.htm 9803 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150130_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150130_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150130_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in Northern Sinai, Egypt
  • 28/01/2015
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border <p>Today's attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border are undermining the cessation of hostilities established by UNSC Resolution 1701 and the peacebuilding efforts along the Blue Line.</p> 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/04/2017 19:52:59 2015012819 090126248e2eed7c N 090126248e2eed7c /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm 10003 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border
  • 28/01/2015
    Meeting of E3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks Meeting of E3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks <p>The E3 Political Directors and their Iranian counterparts will meet on 29 January 2015 in Istanbul for a one-day meeting as part of ongoing diplomatic efforts to find a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.</p> 01/28/2015 11:27:58 01/28/2015 11:27:58 01/28/2015 11:27:58 01/04/2017 11:27:58 2015012811 090126248e2dca9a N 090126248e2dca9a /statements-eeas/2015/150128_01_en.htm 9586 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150128_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150128_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150128_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Meeting of E3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks

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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.