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EURO-MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP (EMP)
The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership has constituted the central framework for relations between the EU and its Southern Mediterranean partners for over ten years. In the 1990s, the EU started to draft a new Mediterranean policy, which was finalised at the Barcelona Conference (27–28 November 1995). As a result, the Barcelona Process or the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership was launched, with the main objective of attaining long-term stability in this region. The Barcelona Process includes all EU Member States, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority; Albania and Mauritania joined at the beginning of November 2007. The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership is the only forum, aside from the UN, where Israel and the Palestinians sit at the same table. Libya has had observer status since 1999. NO MENTION OF SLAVERY HERE!!
The Barcelona Declaration (1995) provided for three groups of objectives: establishing political and security, economic, and cultural and social partnerships. http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/foreign_policy/slovenia_and_the_european_union/euro_mediterranean_partnership_emp/
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A hmed Hamza, President of the urban community of Nouakchott, Mauretania, hopes that ARLEM will lead to greater decentralisation in the Mediterranean region. “We are very happy to be in Barcelona to participate in the creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly. We sincerely hope that this new tool will help us to push for more decentralisation in our countries and to increase the cooperation between our regions and cities by better twinning and the exchange of good practices. It is clear to me that we will create more democracy and more efficiency if we give more competences and resources to our regions and cities. ARLEM will surely contribute to this and to a good integration of the North and the South.From here.
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FROM: ANSAmed) - ROME, FEBRUARY 17 - The EU-financed Euromed News project was the focus of a press conference entitled 'Another Mediterranean is possible', held today at the Representation Office of the European Commission in Rome. Euromed News (active from January 2009 to December 2010) was run by France Televisions, bringing together broadcasters in Europe, Algeria, Jordan, Syria, Morocco and Lebanon, with financing of 19 million euros provided through EuropeAid, under the EU Neighbourhood Policy. Euromed News was created through a cooperative effort between the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (Copeam) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). For two years, project partners collaborated in the production, broadcast and exchange of 300 news features, 40 magazines and 9 documentaries in Arabic. The need for greater and more systematic exchange of information, synergy and expertise generated by the EU project between the partners and operators in the information sector in these countries was discussed at the conference. In particular, in light of the recent events that are taking place on the south shore of the Mediterranean, it was discussed how the production and regular exchange of news for its circulation on a regional level is a key factor in fostering shared communication.