Barcelona 25 years later : is there still hope for the Mediterranean ?

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Renew Europe cannot stand by and let Russia, Turkey and the US shape the EU’s own southern neighbourhood in the coming years. There is a pressing need to discuss the past 25 years of the Barcelona Process to overcome the current crisis and elaborate a new vision, for which we must first learn our lessons.

Council and Commission will mark the date and a renewed EU Southern Neighbourhood Policy will be proposed by the Commission early 2021. We are at crossroads: democratic transitions and setbacks, revolutions and conflicts, migratory crisis and economic collapse of Syria/Lebanon on top of a highly unstable political situation in Libya and Algeria.

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15:30 – 15:40 Opening remarks by debate moderators José Ramón BAUZÁ MEP and Nathalie LOISEAU MEP

15:40 - 16:50

Debate
• Alvaro de Vasconcelos, founder of EuroMeSCo, former Director of the EU Institute of Security Studies (ISS)

• Bassma Kodmani, Syrian academic, co-founder Arab Reform Initiative, former spokesperson of the Syrian National Council

• Delphine Borione, diplomat, former Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, former Ambassador of France to the UN in Rome

• EEAS (TBC)

16:50 - 17.00 Concluding remarks

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