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Prospects for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process


On the 27th-28th of November 2005, the first Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Barcelona, Spain, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, a groundbreaking approach to building economic and political partnership between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbors. The aim of the 2005 Summit: to review and strengthen this unique process of regional co-operation with an area of vital importance both to the EU and the world.

On December 5th in New York, a distinguished panel of guests will evaluate the Euro Mediterranean Partnership, considering both the historical context of the relationship, the outcomes of the Summit, and next steps.

Prospects for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process

Weissman Center for International Business, Room 14.270
55 Lexington Avenue (24th Street and Lexington)
Baruch College, New York

December 5th 2005

Organized by: The Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations
and The Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

Sponsored by: The Europe Society
and The Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College

Monday December 5th

12:30pm – 1pm : Registration and buffet lunch

1pm – 2pm : Formal program and Q&A

Welcome and Introductory Remarks:

H.E. Mr. Fernando M. Valenzuela



    Head of the Delegation of the European Commission

Guest Speakers:

H.E Mr. Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo

      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


      Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations

H.E Mr. Adam Thomson
Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations.

Professor Katherine Fleming
Director of the Center for Mediterranean and European Studies at New York University
Associate Director of the Remarque Institute

Dr. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Associate Director
Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Harvard University.

Concluding Remarks:

H.E Mr. Yahya A. Mahmassani (to be confirmed)



    Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations

To attend please RSVP by Friday, December 2nd to Linda Levy at the Europe Society: (646) 239 1142 or

For more information on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, please contact Christopher Mathews at (212) 401 0134 or Sarah Curran at (212) 401 0137

Further information on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership is available at:

For the official website of the November 27-28th Barcelona Euro-Mediterranean Summit, visit

Chairman’s Statement:

The Five Year Work Programme:

The Euro-Mediterranean Code of Conduct on Countering Terrorism:

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