News

EU and UfM reaffirm their intention to work closely

 

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton met with the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Fathallah Sijilmassi to discuss the steps forward for the UfM. The Secretary General also held meetings with high level officials from the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS).
 
Ashton and EU officials expressed their full support to the UfM. The European Institutions assume the northern co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean after the decision of the Council of EU ministers of Foreign Affairs on 27 February 2012.
 
Secretary General Sijilmassi presented the UfM strategy focusing on concrete projects which meet the needs of the populations and could contribute to creating jobs and attracting new investments. In addition, he highlighted that the UfM needs the support of all the stakeholders to move forward and build on the added value of the UfM as a bridge for interaction between the EU and Mediterranean countries, as well as an important instrument for the promotion of regional cooperation. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
Read more
 
Press release
 
Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean - website
 
EU External Action – The EU and the Mediterranean

 


NEWS
Governance and financing for water sector at the heart of Mediterranean debate
Some 100 water specialists and stakeholders from the Mediterranean region,...
Pipeline of Neighbourhood Twinning projects published for the next two months
The latest European Neighbourhood Twinning News, listing twinning projects in...
Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood
Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any...
FEATURES
Fighting for women’s rights at university
Learning to safeguard equality in terms of rights and to advocate a cause or a...
'Fertigation' saves farmers while protecting nature
It's not easy to cope with an increased demand for agricultural products...
A national database of addresses for more efficient justice
Justice suffers from delays in the execution of judgements handed out by the...
PUBLICATIONS
“How to develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan in South Mediterranean Cities”
The European Commission has published a guidebook on ‘How to develop a...
Projects in Action 3: the human face of EU Neighbourhood cooperation
Projects in Action is back with its 3rd edition: the new feature story magazine...
European Neighbourhood Instrument 2007-2013 – Overview of Activities and Results
The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) was created as a...
LINKS