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Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly

27-28 March 2008
Athens, Greece


The Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly held a plenary session on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 March 2008. This was the first plenary session since the European Council approved the principle of a Union for the Mediterranean which will include the Member States of the EU and the non-EU Mediterranean coastal states. The Assembly reviewed its work of the first four years of operations and discussed the perspective for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the field of energy and environment.

The Euromed Assembly has several important functions: to develop political dialogue, to promote economical and cultural exchanges and to discuss parliamentary issues like democratic development, checks and balances through legislation and the involvement of civil societies and political parties.


Press Releases:

28/03/2008 Union pour la Méditerranée: avançons sur des coopérations concrètes! Françoise Grossetête, MdPE en
28/03/2008 European Union and Mediterranean countries to reinforce cooperation. en
28/03/2008 Athènes - Session pléniere de l’Assemblée parlementaire euro-méditerranéenne (APEM). Tokia Saïfi, MdPE, Présidente de la commission politique, a tenu encore une fois à faire entendre la voix parlementaire de l’euro-méditerranée fr
27/03/2008 4th Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly opens in Athens, Greece. Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou MEP en


Draft Programme *.pdfen


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