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The Office of Economic Cooperation for Mediterranean and Middle East interviews Secretary General Sijilmassi, in French

Marcus Cornaro is Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO) and Acting Director of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)

UfM – What is your vision on the role and activities of the UfM Secretariat?

Marcus Cornaro – Historic developments in the region confirm that many problems, whether political, economic or social are regional challenges that need to be met with regional responses. The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is uniquely suited, as a key forum of 43 Partners to do precisely that by conceiving and implementing concrete projects,...

Lawrence Gonzi, Malta's Prime Minister, is interviewed at the margins of the 5+5 Dialogue Summit, 2012

Brussels, 5 October, 2012. The ten countries of the western Mediterranean (five of the northern rim, all EU members, and five of the southern rim, which are members of the Arab Maghreb Union) are to meet in Malta for their second summit on 5 and 6 October. The first summit was held in December 2003, in Tunisia, and for the first time was officially attended by a senior EU official, Romano Prodi, at the time president of the European Commission. Regular meetings of foreign ministers have ...

Commissioner Štefan Füle talks about the role of the European Union in the co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean

Original Source: EU Neighbourhood Info Centre

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Christian Berger is Director for North Africa, Middle East, Arab Peninsula, Iran and Iraq at the European External Action Service

UfM – In light of the changes in the Mediterranean Region with the Arab Spring, do you foresee any implications on the Union for the Mediterranean?

Christian Berger – Regional challenges call for regional answers. The Arab Spring has highlighted the political, economic and social challenges that can only be dealt with effectively at regional level. Resolving political crises such as that in Syria, or addressing security issues such as the proliferation of weapons...

On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, held last 12-16 March in Marseille, Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, speaks about the Desalination Facility for Gaza.