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News EU leaders approve the principle of a Union for the Mediterranean

The European Council has approved the principle of a Union for the Mediterranean, which will include the Member States of the EU and the non-EU Mediterranean coastal states.

In a statement annexed to the Conclusions of the European Council, the heads of state or government “invited the Commission to present to the Council the necessary proposals for defining the modalities of what will be called "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean" with a view to the Summit which will take place in Paris on 13 July 2008.”
The EU leaders refer to a number of other issues in their Conclusions, mainly of an economic nature, such as the Lisbon Strategy, including the reinforcement of its external dimension, investing in knowledge and innovation, climate change and energy.
European Council Conclusions


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Keyword(s) Mediterranean-Union
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News date 23/06/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH