Dear Mr Martin Schulz and members of Parliamentary Assembly - Union for the Mediterranean,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
Next meeting in the Delegation to the "Parliamentary Assembly - Union for the Mediterranean" will take place in Strasbourg on 11 December 2013 from 17.30-18.00 in room LOW N1.3. as EP website inform the EU http://www.europarl.europa.eu/delegation...
I would like to request access to relevant documents related to functioning of Union for the Mediterranean http://ufmsecretariat.org/
1. What is the budget for 2011, 2012 and 2013 allocated by European Union through European Parliament, Council and European Commission to “Union for the Mediterranean”?
In this link http://ufmsecretariat.org/ -it is mentioned that this institution is “co-funded by European Union”.
The related documents could be : budget, EC funds allocation fiche, grant procedure dossier or any other similar document.
2. What type of body is “Union for the Mediterranean”: international or EU body, and which is the law which applies to it?. I cannot find any information as to the percentage of European Union participation to the projects listed here http://ufmsecretariat.org/projects/ . I cannot see also any competition procedure for awarding the projects in question. How
all these projects are awarded and which is the amount for each project in part?
The related documents could be : Financial Regulation or internal rules, statute, Code or any other similar documents.
Reference: A (2013) 13732
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Transparency - Public Access to documents Unit
Directorate C - DG Presidency
Dear Mrs Dalton,
Thank you for your request of 30 th of October 2013 and for your
interest into the European Parliament (EP) activities.
Your e-mail contains several questions as well as demands of information
and documents linked to bodies related to the Union for Mediterranean
(UfM) or to the UfM in itself.
As you know the European Parliament Transparency Unit provides with
documents under Regulation 1049/2001. Any request of information is
better adressed to specific services that are in mesure to deliver
correct and efficient information.
I have listed your specific questions in order to be able to provide
you with documents, useful help or guide you as where to find the
information you search for. You will find answers next to each of the
listed questions. Hopefully it will help you to have a global picture on
the UfM and an approach of external relations policy of the UE.
1 - Documents wich contain information on "Next meeting in the
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly - UfM, to take place in
Strasbourg on 11 December 2013"
The parliamentary Assembly of the Union of the
Mediterranean http://www.europarl.europa.eu/intcoop/pa... is the
parliamentary institution of the UfM. It is composed by Members of
national parliaments of both sides of the Mediterranean and Members of
the European Parliament. Composition and background on the Euromed
Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA):
What you have seen in the European Parliament website
next meeting of the EP Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly. It
means, one of the recurrent internal meetings of the Members of
Parliament who discuss Mediterranean issues. EP President Schulz is the
Chairman of this Delegation.
It is a bit early to find the agenda of the meeting for 11.12.2013 but
it should be available in the coming days at :
You could also contact the secretariat of the EP Delegation to the EMPA,
as quoted in their website:
You can contact the EP-Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly Union
for Mediterranean at the following address:
email@example.com or by fax: +32 2 284 17 21
2 - "I would like to request access to relevant documents related to
functioning of Union for the Mediterranean"
The links you have mentionned in your email are the appropriate ones
to find the information. Ie, on functioning of the UfM you have the
"Final Statement of the Ministers of Foreign affairs" which is the
foundation of the UfM:
and the Statutes of the UfM:
Key Documents: http://www.eeas.europa.eu/euromed/docs/i...
3 - "What is the budget for 2011, 2012 and 2103 allocated by European
Union throug EP, Council and EC to UfM?" From my reading into the
differents documents found on the web I understand that there is
no single budget line for UfM but specific budget lines defined in
different programmes related to priorities set by the UfM like water,
biodiversity, education and culture. Therefore I will recommend that you
adress yourself to the Secretariat of UfM in order to obtain the correct
Do you have any enquiries or ideas? Do not hesitate to share them with
Palacio de Pedralbes
Pere Duran Farell, 11
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 00 34 93 521 4100
Fax: 00 34 93 521 4102
E-mail: [email address]
Historical EU Financial support in document:
4 - "It is mentioned that this institution is "co-funded" by European
Union?" With the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European
Union (EU) acquired legal personality. It is therefore a subject of
international law which is capable of negotiating and concluding
international agreements on its own behalf.
International agreements constitute a category of legal act within the
European Union (EU). They are concluded by the EU acting alone or
jointly with Member States depending on the provisions of the founding
5 - "Related documents on budget, EC funds allocation fiche, grant
procedure, dossier or any other similar document" See answer 3 + link
6 - "What type of body is "UfM": international or EU body?" See answer
7 - "Which is the law which applies to it?" See answer 4
8 - "I can not find percentage of participation to the projects listed
here http..." See answer 3
9 - "I can not see competition procedure for awarding projects" See
10 - "How all this projects are awarded and which is the amount for each
project in part? See answer 3
11 - "Related documents could be: Financial regulation or internal
rules, statute, Code or any other similar documents." See answer 3
Other usefull related links:
Barcelona Declaration and Euro-Mediterranean partnership
Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements:
Welcome to Treaties Office Database of the European External Action
EU neighbourhood infocenter:
EU Budget in general:
We hope this information is of use to you.
Transparency - Public Access to documents Unit
Directorate B - DG EPRS
Public Register webpage
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Thank you very much for the answer.