Sub-subject: The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (European Union). Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED).
- The Barcelona Process and the Union for the Mediterranean.
- Trade Relations between the European Union and the Mediterranean countries
- Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Zone
- System of pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation of origin.
- Agadir Agreement
Sample of the Sub-subject: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership:
Sub-Subject Description: The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) European Union:
The objective of the Union for the Mediterranean (Barcelona Process) is to develop economic integration and democratic reform across sixteen neighbours of the European Union to the south in North Africa and the Middle East.
Members of the Union for the Mediterranean are the twenty-eight European Union
member economies, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.
As we can see, all the countries except Cyprus, Malta, and Israel have Muslim majorities.
The main objective of the trade partnership is the creation of a deep Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area, which aims at substantially liberalising bilateral trade between both the European Union and Southern Mediterranean countries and Southern Mediterranean countries themselves.
International Trade in products:
- The European Union exports to the Southern Mediterranean region: Euros 119 billion
- The European Union imports from the Southern Mediterranean region: Euros 105 billion
- The European Union total foreign trade with the Southern Mediterranean countries was Euros 224 billion - some 10% of the total of the EU international trade.
The European Union encourages the strengthening of trade relations between Southern Mediterranean countries:
- Agadir Agreement between Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt (in force since 2007) remains open to other Arab Mediterranean countries;
- Israel and Jordan have signed a free trade agreement;
- The Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia have signed bilateral Trade Agreements with Turkey.
Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) belongs to the:
- Islamic Civilisation
- European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation
European Neighbourhood Policy