Monday, July 14, 2008
Heads of state from 43 countries launched the Mediterranean Union in Paris on Sunday, July 13, 2008. The new body is called the "Barcelona Process: Union of the Mediterranean" to assuage concerns that the new group would eclipse the EU's existing Barcelona Process.
The Med Union's members include all 27 EU nations, the 12 Mediterranean countries which are members of the EU's Barcelona Process and the four Balkan countries bordering the Mediterranean.
Hat tip to Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian Blog