Published in Times of Malta.com Last week, my dear friend and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Vella, told me the devastating news of the disappearance of my close colleague Alfred Zarb. I imagine Maltese society and the Foreign Ministry have already paid a deserved tribute to his extraordinary work Read more
A New Deal between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa
Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou, Miguel-Angel Moratinos Europe’s southern neighbourhood is an erupting volcano. But positive trends are at play that represent North-South hope, and even convergence, write Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou and Miguel-Angel Moratinos. Franco Bassanini was Italy’s Minister of Public Administration until 2001, Jean-Louis Guigou is the founder of Read more
The Mediterranean: death sea or common sea?
As any Mediterranean citizen, I have followed closely with horror and dread the recent events occurred in our “Mare Nostrum” sea. Unquestionably, we all agree that we cannot carry on as before and wait for the weather to improve and the migratory storm to pass and stop leaving on our Read more
UfM Secretariat organizes a meeting with Arab Financial Institutions and Development Agencies
High-level meeting with Arab Financial Institutions and Development Agencies was held at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean on June 26th. Discussions focused on three main areas: Regional Infrastructure Networks, Employment Challenge and Job Creation, as well as Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. The Secretariat of the Union Read more