Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean : Ordinary meetings

Meeting of 12 September 2018, Strasbourg 

1. Exchange of views with VP/HR Federica Mogherini, Co-President of the UfM, about:

  • "The UfM: state of play and geopolitical prospects for the Euro-Mediterranean region. Which role for the PA-UfM?"

2. Debriefing of the 13 July 2018 Bureau and Enlarged Bureau meetings and decision to set up the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean in Rome

Meeting 5 July 2018, Strasbourg 

  • Exchange of views with the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Ambassador Nasser Kamel
  • Preparation of the next PA-UfM Bureau and Enlarged Bureau meetings, in Brussels, on 13 July 2018

Meeting 30 May 2018, Strasbourg 

Discussions addressed:

Debriefing of and follow-up to the PA-UfM events held in Cairo on 28-29 April 2018:
  • 5th Speakers' Summit;
  • Bureau, Enlarged Bureau and WG Rules meetings;
  • Committees meetings;
  • 14th plenary session;
Programme of activities of the EP Presidency of the PA-UfM

Meeting 18 April 2018, Strasbourg 

Discussions addressed:

Debriefing about and follow-up to:

  • PA-UfM Political Committee and Working Group Palestine meetings, 7 February 2018, Strasbourg;
  • PA-UfM Culture Committee meeting, 14 February 2018, Rabat (Morocco);
  • PA-UfM Bureau and enlarged Bureau meetings, 24 February 2018, Cairo (Egypt).
  • PA-UfM Women's Rights Committee meeting, 29 March 2018, Cairo (Egypt)
Preparation of the PA-UfM 5th Speakers' Summit and the 14th plenary session, 28-29 April 2018, Cairo (Egypt)

Meeting of 17 january 2018, Strasbourg 

Exchange of views with:

H.E. Mr. Adel Al Asoomi, Deputy Speaker of the Arab Parliament and H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mechergui, Head of the Arab Parliament's Commission on Foreign Affairs and National Security:
  • regional challenges:
- The Middle East Peace Process after the US announcement on Jerusalem
- Syria
- Yemen
- Libya

  • reforms in the Arab region
  • fight against terrorism
  • prospects for enhanced cooperation between the Arab and European Parliaments


Meeting 13 September 2017, Strasbourg 

Discussions addressed:

    • Preparation of the upcoming PA UfM Bureau and Enlarged Bureau meeting, 16 September 2017, Cairo (Egypt)


      Meeting 5 July 2017, Strasbourg 

      Discussions addressed:

      • IVth Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)'s Speakers' Summit and XIIIth Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA UfM), Rome, 12-13 May 2017: outcome and follow-up
      An exchange of views was held with the Chair of the EP's US Delegation Dr. Christian Ehler (EPP, DE).
      • Debriefing of the 2-3 June 2017 EP - United States Congress meeting in Malta on 'Security in the Mediterranean and CSDP operation Sophia'

      Meeting 3 May 2017, Bruxelles 

      Discussions addressed:
      • PA UfM's Plenary session and Speakers' Summit, Rome, 12-13 May 2017: state of play and draft Summit Statement.

      An exchange of views was held on the reform of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

      Meeting 5 April 2017, Strasbourg 

      Discussions addressed:
      • PA-UfM: state of play; reform project; preparation of the Speakers' Summit and the Plenary session (Rome, 12-13 may 2017).

      Meeting of 23 November 2016, Strasbourg 

      The meeting included an exchange of views on the "Call for new solidarity in the Mediterranean and Euro-Arab world" with:
      • Mr Miguel Angel Moratinos, Chair of the Euro-Arab Committee for co-operation and security (Foundation for the promotion of the Mediterranean and Euro-Arab dialogue), former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain and former EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Proces.

      Meeting 15 November 2016, Strasbourg 

      Discussions addressed:

      • Mission of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to Rome, Catania and Naples (Italy), 17-19 July 2017: debriefing by the SEDE Chair, Ms. Anna Fotyga
      • Mission of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to Tunisia, 18-22 September 2017, on the situation in the central Mediterranean and the future EU asylum and migration policy: debriefing by LIBE Chair Claude Moraes



      Meeting 5 October 2016, Strasbourg 

      The meeting included an exchange of views on "movements of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean" with :

      • Ms Giusi Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa
      • Rear Admiral Vincenzo Melone
      • Commander-General of the Italian Coastguard

      An exchange of views on "the CSDP Sophia operation" with:

      • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Operation Commander for Operation Sophia.

      Meeting 6 July 2016, Strasbourg 

      The meeting gave a view of following events:
      • Presentation of the conclusions of the 3rd Speakers' Summit of the Parliaments of the Union for the Mediterranean (Tangier, 28 May 2016)
      • 12th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (Tangier, 28-29 May 2016).