Welcome from the Chair

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the internet pages of the Delegation to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Parliamentary Assembly. The Delegation of the European Parliament to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly held its constitutive meeting in September 2004.

As recognised by the 2008 Paris Summit establishing the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) is the legitimate parliamentary extension of an enhanced Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.

DMED, the European Parliament's Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM), regularly meets in Strasburg with the aim of:

  • providing impetus to/follow-up on the Assembly's activities,
  • preparing PA-UfM committees' and plenary meetings and
  • hosting debates on the latest developments in the region with key-speakers - both stakeholders and representatives of partner institutions (the secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, etc.).

This is the only European Parliament delegation that is chaired by the Parliament's President.

President Roberta Metsola

Joint Declaration adopted at the 7th Summit of Speakers of the PA-UfM, 3 December

10-12-2021 - 14:58
At its 7th Summit of Speakers held on 3 December, the Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM), bringing together MEPs and parliamentary speakers from the UfM's 42 member countries, adopted a joint declaration focusing on the most pressing consequences of global warming and challenges to be tackled on both shores of the Mediterranean.

Please find below the full text in English and French.

7th Summit of Speakers and 16th plenary session of the PA-UfM, 3-4 December 2021

10-12-2021 - 14:49
The 7th Summit of Speakers and 16th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) held respectively on 3 and 4 December 2021 in the European Parliament in Brussels, gathered MEPs and Parliamentary Speakers from the UfM's 42 member countries.
The Summit, opened by David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, focused on the fight against climate change in the Mediterranean region, the priority topic defined by the EP's presidency of the PA-UfM.

At its conclusion, a joint declaration taking stock of some of the most pressing consequences of global warming and a changing environment on both shores of the Mediterranean was adopted.
The plenary session was kicked off on 4 December with opening remarks from EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell. Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank also took the floor.

The Committees on Political Affairs, Economic Affairs, Energy and Environment and Women's Rights of the PA-UfM met in parallel. Recommendations for the Assembly plenary were adopted, focusing on COVID-19 pandemic, regional conflicts, migration, jobs opportunities and education.
For more information, please consult the agendas and attend all the meetings webstreamed below.
Link to press release:https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20211129IPR18311/union-for-the-mediterranean-s-assembly-effects-of-climate-change-on-the-region





DMED meeting on Thursday 8 April from 15.00 to 17.00 (remotely from Brussels)

19-04-2021 - 16:42

A meeting of the EP's Delegation to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Parliamentary Assembly (DMED) took place on Thursday 8 April 2021 remotely from Brussels.

The main item discussed was:

Presentation of the First Assessment Report of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) "on the Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin Current Situation and Risks for the future" followed by an exchange of views with:

  • Prof Dr Wolfgang Cramer and Dr Joël Guiot, MedECC Coordinators
  • Mr Arnault Graves, Senior Climate Adviser of the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat

DMED meeting on 16 February 2021

17-02-2021 - 12:42
A meeting of the EP's Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) took place on Tuesday 16 February 2021 (remotely from Brussels). It focused on the following items:
  • State of play, priority theme and programme of activities of the European Parliament's Presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM);
  • Exchange of views with H.E. Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the UfM, on the current situation in the Mediterranean and prospects for multilateral cooperation, with focus on climate change.

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