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News "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean" - proposals to enhance the EU-Mediterranean partnership

The European Commission adopted last 20 May its proposals for upgrading relations with its Mediterranean partners through the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean. Following the decision of the Spring European Council the Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner presented the outline of the structures of the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean which aim at giving renewed vitality and visibility to the EU's relations with Partners in the Mediterranean region. These structures include the setting up of a Secretariat and the creation of a permanent committee of Euro-Mediterranean representatives. The policy paper also outlines ideas for the kind of projects that would constitute visible and tangible efforts at improving the lives and livelihoods of the region's citizens. This latest initiative underlines the EU's continued commitment to the Mediterranean region, an area of vital strategic importance in both political and economic terms. The proposals contained in the Communication will be presented at the inaugural Summit of Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean in Paris on 13 July, 2008.

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News type Inbrief
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File link local CommunicationBruxelles_UnionMediterranean.pdf (application/download, 3454 Kb)
Source of information EC
Keyword(s) Mediterranean-Union
Relation initiatives/mediterranean-union/la-commission-revoit-les-ambitions-dune-union
Geographical coverage Euromed
News date 26/05/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH