European Summit : Eu Leaders Cautiously Endorse Sarkozy's Mediterranean Union Plan
EU leaders have given the go-ahead to a Franco-German proposal to create a Union for the Mediteranean (UM) to give a new impetus to the Euromed Partnership but further tough negotiations would be needed before an agreement could be reached on the details of the plan. The spring European Council has accepted in principle a watered-down version of the original plan set out by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his election campaign last year, after a short exchange of views, on 13 March in Brussels. "We have agreed on the necessity to relaunch the Barcelona process but there is not yet a common position within the Council on how to do it," said Janez Jansa, the prime minister of Slovenia in charge of the EU Presidency.
The leaders agreed to change the original name of the project ( Mediterranean Union') to Union for the …
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Publication information: Article title: European Summit : Eu Leaders Cautiously Endorse Sarkozy's Mediterranean Union Plan. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Europe-East. Publication date: April 28, 2008. Page number: 224288. © 2009 Europolitics. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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