Union for the Mediterranean
Lieu: Morocco, France, Egypt, Tunis, Algeria, Turkey
End production: 04/04/2013 First transmission: 04/04/2013
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a multilateral partnership that encompasses 43 countries from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin: the 27 member states of the European Union and 16 Mediterranean partner countries from North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans. It was created in July 2008 as a relaunched Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (the Barcelona Process), when a plan to create an autonomous Mediterranean Union was dropped. The Union has the aim of promoting stability and prosperity throughout the Mediterranean region. Nevertheless, its 2009 and 2010 Summits could not be held due to the stalemate of the Arab-Israeli peace process after the Gaza war. The Union for the Mediterranean is the southern regional cooperation branch of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Its eastern counterpart is the Eastern Partnership.
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||Exterior shots in Rabat, Morocco and entrance of Moroccan Parliament
||General shots and atmosphere of the PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN (PA-UfM) 8th PLENARY SESSION, 24-25 March 2012.
||Intervention of EP President Martin SCHULZ during the Plenary Session: “We need to give impulse to our cooperation. We have a historic chance, if we all cooperate efficiently, we can improve the lives of Moroccan and other UfM member citizens, also from Europe”. Applause and cutaway.
||President SCHULZ talking with different participants of the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM.
||Exterior shots in several capitals of the region: Istambul
||Athens, Pireo port.
||Cairo city shots.
||Algiers, views of the bay.
||Tunis, city shots.
||Marseille, France, views of the city and Vieux Port.