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UfM projects and initiatives on renewable energies, water and climate change were among the main subjects discussed between representatives of the UfM Secretariat and the Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

Barcelona, 19 April, 2013. On 18 April, the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, visited the headquarters of the UfM in the framework of a working mission to Spain. Commissioner Hedegaard was welcomed by Ambassador Sotiris Varouxakis, UfM Deputy Secretary General for Energy, and Mario Mariani, Executive Director for Projects.

During her working visit, the UfM ...

The final declaration adopted praises the “key role of the UfM to reinforce regional and sub-regional cooperation through concrete projects”.

Barcelona, 18 April, 2013. On the 16th of April, the Secretary General of the UfM took part in the 10th Ministerial Conference of the 5+5 Dialogue that took place in Mauritania. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Mauritania, France, Malta, Libya, Tunis, Portugal and Deputy Ministers from Italy, Spain and Morocco took part in the Conference strengthening the cooperation in Western Mediterranean.

The final declaration adopted praises the “key r...

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Speech given by Martin Schulz at the plenary session of the AP-UpM, held on 12 April, 2013.

Mr President Michel Vauzelle,  special adviser to the President of the Republic of France on the Mediterranean and Rapporteur to the Forum of local authorities of the Mediterranean.
Mr President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Dear Andé Azoulay,
Mr Ambassador Al-Zoubi, representative of the co-Presidency of the UfM
Madam Deputy Secretary-General to the UfM
Madam Director of the European Investment Bank,
Honourable Members of Parliament and Colleagues,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Allow m...

The importance of giving an impetus to the implementation of UfM Secretariat regional cooperation projects was at the center of debates during the Anna Lindh Foundation Mediterranean Forum and the Summit of the Presidents of UfM Parliaments.

Marseille, 7 April 2013. From 4 to 7April, the Secretary General of the UfM, Fathallah Sijilmassi, took part in several Euro Mediterranean meetings in Marseille. During the four days, representatives of UfM governments, local authorities and parliamentarians met with the civil society in the framework of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum to discuss ...

Visite d’État de François Hollande au Royaume du Maroc : « Nos deux pays ont la responsabilité d’imaginer la “Méditerranée des projets”, car la Méditerranée nous unit et nous devons donc nous mobiliser autour de cette belle idée ».

Barcelona, 4 avril, 2013. Dans une déclaration conjointe rendue publique à l’occasion  de la visite d’Etat au Royaume du Maroc du Président de la République Française, François HOLLANDE, à l’invitation du Roi Mohammed VI les 3 et 4 avril, les deux parties ont «noté avec satisfaction le lancement de la mise en œuvre des projets arrêtés dans le cad...

S.A.S. le Prince Albert II de Monaco a assuré M. Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secrétaire Général de l'Union pour la Méditerranée (UpM), du "soutien actif" de la Principauté à l'institution que préside le diplomate marocain.

Monaco, 26 mars 2013- Lors d’une audience à Monaco, le Prince Albert a “réitéré le soutient actif de son pays à l’UpM et son intérêt en particulier pour les domaines du développement durable, des énergies renouvelables et de la jeunesse”.

De son côté, M. Sijilmassi a présenté les activités de l’UpM dans divers secteurs, notamment les projets concrets développés...

As we celebrate the UN World Water Day and the international Year of Water Cooperation, the stakes of more sustainable and more accessible water management around the Mediterranean remain high: according to recent figures, the Mediterranean is currently lagging behind by 38% to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of bringing safe water to all.

Barcelona, 22 March, 2013. Focusing its efforts on its mandate for Depollution of the Mediterranean and towards Integrated Water Resources Management, the UfM Secretariat is currently undertaking vital steps to map out the current state of ...

The Union for the Mediterranean hosted for the first time the meeting of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM at its headquarters, in Barcelona, which evidences the strengthened relationship and operational collaboration between the Secretariat and the Parliamentary Assembly.

Barcelona, 15 March, 2013. The Union for the Mediterranean held the meeting of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (AP-UfM) at its headquarters, in Barcelona. The Bureau was chaired by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, in his capacity as ...

Mediterranean leading media players launched roadmap for joint initiatives as a response to historic transitions and cross-cultural tensions in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 3 March 2013 - A Euro-Mediterranean Media Meeting convened in Barcelona more than 100 representatives of international media bodies, citizen journalists and intercultural experts from 30 countries. Working together during two days, the participating media practitioners and experts debated of new challenges and opportunities for cross-cultural reporting in the context of the historical Arab awakening, the i...

Khalil Ammar is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Banque de Financement des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (BFPME)

UfM- How does BFPME help SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Tunisia to develop innovative ideas and grow their businesses? What are the other services provided in addition to access to finance?

Khalil Ammar (KA) – BFPME became an essential key player in the SMEs finance. It specializes in supporting innovative projects (new products, processes based on a very advanced technology and high value-added services) and pays particular attention to these projects. It comes to improve the...