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NEWS & PRESS

NEWS

Leaders from all sides of the Mediterranean gathered in Paris on 13 July to launch the "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean". Building on the existing Euro-Mediterranean Process this re-launch placed environment at its heart with three of the six flagship projects being linked to environmental issues (reducing Mediterranean pollution, civil protection and solar energy).

The Summit provided additional support to the Horizon 2020 initiative that aims to tackle the top sources of pollution in the region with a collective effort from all actors and stakeholders in the region.

The French Development Agency announced it would support Horizon 2020 with €730 million of assistance whilst Italy and France announced the launch of the €600 million InfraMed fund to support investments in Energy, Transport and Environment.

French EU Presidency - Joint Declaration of the Paris Summit for the Mediterranean (Paris, 13 July 2008) en fr (pdf, ~168Kb)

PRESS

Recently published articles

Horizon 2020, une initiative globale pour lutter contre la pollution de la Méditerranée (L'Orient-Le Jour - Liban)

Investments for infrastructure projects in the EU's neighbourhood

Horizon 2020 appears on Euronews

L’Agence Française de Développement appuie la mise en œuvre de l’initiative « Horizon 2020 » de dépollution de la Méditerranée (July 2008)

Union pour la Méditerranée : la Caisse des Dépôts et la Cassa depositi e prestiti lancent l’initiative « InfraMed » pour le financement des infrastructures (10/07/2008)

Horizon 2020 : 730 millions d’euros pour la dépollution de la Méditerranée (14/07/2008)

Articles / Press releases

MeHSIP Report made public - Press release IP/08/553 "Helping protect the Mediterranean Sea from pollution" (10/04/2008)