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Continuation of the Council of Europe dialogue in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12290 | 10 June 2010

Signatories:
Mr Latchezar TOSHEV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Bill ETHERINGTON, United Kingdom ; Mr György FRUNDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Davit HARUTYUNYAN, Armenia, EDG ; Mr Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr Miloš JEVTIĆ, Serbia, SOC ; Mr Göran LINDBLAD, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Sergey MARKOV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Krasimir MINCHEV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr João Bosco MOTA AMARAL, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Elsa PAPADIMITRIOU, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Lluís Maria de PUIG i OLIVE, Spain, SOC ; Mr Branko RUŽIĆ, Serbia, SOC ; Mr Mehmet TEKELİOĞLU, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Lord John E. TOMLINSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Luigi VITALI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD

The Parliamentary Assembly:

Reaffirming its position expressed in its Resolution 1242 (2001) and Recommendation 1502 (2001) on “Inter-parliamentary co-operation in the Mediterranean and Black sea basins” and taking into account the reply of the Committee of Ministers (Doc. 9043);

Stressing that the Final declaration of the 6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference of the Mediterranean and Black sea basins, held in October 2000 was adopted unanimously not only by the representatives from European states, but also from the Parliaments of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and of the Palestinian authorities;

Underlining that this Declaration makes a call for regular meetings of Chairpersons of the committees on the environment in national parliaments of Mediterranean states, and for the extension of the Council of Europe Program on Education for Democratic Citizenship also to the states from the Southern Mediterranean region;

Taking into account its Resolutions 1149 (1998) and 1197 (1999) and Recommendation 1359 (1998) on the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins, and stressing that several new Eastern Mediterranean member states joined the Organisation after 1989, which gives the Council of Europe an opportunity to also develop the Eastern-Mediterranean co-operation;

Decides to:

  • implement the mechanism contained in its Resolution 1640 (2008) on “Use by Assembly members of their dual parliamentary role – both national and European” for the “follow up” of Assembly resolutions and recommendations in respect of the Mediterranean and Black Sea co-operation;
  • consider again to strengthen the role and activities of the Council of Europe as regards Mediterranean and Black Sea co-operation.

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