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EU Backs Plans for Mediterranean Union

Brussels, 14 March - EU leaders were expected to back on Friday French plans for a Mediterranean Union, but the original proposal has been changed substantially and the organisation given a new name: Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean.

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Prime Minister Janez Jansa and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (from left to right) speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press on the second day of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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