Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean

10-02-2021
Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean
Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean
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To relaunch and strengthen the strategic partnership between the European Union and its Southern Neighbourhood partners, the European Commission and the High Representative yesterday adopted a joint communication proposing an ambitious and innovative new Agenda for the Mediterranean.

The new Agenda is based on the conviction that by working together and in a spirit of partnership, common challenges can be turned into opportunities, in the mutual interest of the EU and its Southern neighbours.

It includes a dedicated Economic and Investment Plan to spur the long-term socio-economic recovery in the Southern Neighbourhood. Under the new EU's Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), up to €7 billion for the period 2021-2027 would be allocated to its implementation, which could mobilise up to €30 billion in private and public investment in the region in the next decade.

The new agenda focuses on five policy areas: Human development, good governance and the rule of law; Resilience, prosperity and digital transition; Peace and security; Migration and mobility; Green transition: Climate resilience, energy, and environment.

 

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Press release

New Agenda for the Mediterranean

Joint Communication on the renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood

Economic and Investment Plan for the Southern Neighbours 

Factsheet – Towards a renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood 

Factsheet - The partnership between the EU and its Southern Neighbourhood

Factographs:

Algeria

Egypt

Israel 

Jordan

Lebanon

Libya

Morocco

Palestine

Syria

Tunisia