Imagen de Meditarráneo
Mediterranean
The Mediterranean continues to be one of the priorities of Spanish external policy and relations with Mediterranean countries and with the region as a whole are a major challenge. The stability and prosperity of the region affect both our own stability and prosperity and the stability and prosperity of the European Union as a whole. We not only have relations as neighbours but also a relationship of interdependence that is very clear in many respects

​The region has suffered profound changes and we can clearly see that, at present, the Mediterranean region is more complex and more fragmented, with new players emerging and in which the impact of such issues as immigration, which was already important, have become more acute. The challenges are clear – to tackle threats to security, the development of stable and inclusive democracies and to improve the economic situation.

Our Mediterranean policy is implemented at two levels: at a bilateral level by stepping up our bilateral relations, and through the EU, advocating that the Mediterranean dimension of the Neighbourhood Policy, despite the urgent need to tackle other situations, should not be put off and should continue to receive preferential treatment.

At the same time, Spain actively takes part in all cooperation initiatives at a regional level – Union for the Mediterranean – and a sub-regional level – 5+5 Dialogue – and through forums for dialogue and cooperation – NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, OECD – whilst also promoting new initiatives on dialogue and cooperation.

  • Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: from the Barcelona Process to the Union for the Mediterranean

    Mediterranean cooperation and development are the goals of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), a regional integration alliance that fosters peace and prosperity for a region with 750 million inhabitants

  • Other processes: 5+5 Dialogue and the Mediterranean Forum
    Cooperation between countries in the western Mediterranean is the basis of the “5+5 Dialogue”, made up of Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Malta on the European side, and by the five Maghreb countries - Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia.
  • Other Initiatives
    After the end of the Cold War, institutions and organisations in which European countries had integrated have tried to maintain good neighbourly and collaborative relations with their neighbours on the opposite shore of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia, through different programmes, initiatives and work groups at the highest level.

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 17 Jul @SpainMFA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: @SpainMFA Deputy Sec. @JPLaiglesia is at the @UN Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum on #SustainableDe…
  • 15 Jul @SpainMFA * 🇳🇿 Spain, as chair of the @ICOMDP Support Group, welcomes #NewZealand's affiliation to the Group as its 22nd member… https://t.co/PbPigKi4jf
  • 15 Jul @SpainMFA * 🇸🇴 Spain condemns the attack perpetrated last Friday by Al-Shabaab in a hotel in the city of #Kismayo, in southern… https://t.co/glvDPFSKEJ
  • 15 Jul @SpainMFA * FM @JosepBorrellF congratulates #NewZealand for joining the @ICOMDP Support Group today, with Minister… https://t.co/So6YuNMkLL
  • 15 Jul @SpainMFA * Don't miss the #HLPF19 side event on "The key role of partnerships for an inclusive implementation of the… https://t.co/QncC7EUN4e
  • 15 Jul @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 Spain welcomes the renewal of the mandate of the @UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discr… https://t.co/qoyBBAiOGo
  • 12 Jul @SpainMFA * 🇪🇸 #Spain and 🇯🇴 #Jordan promote the @UN #Women, #Peace and #Security Agenda at the @UN_HRC. In a statement signed… https://t.co/PoCzvzrCiU
  • 12 Jul @SpainMFA * 🌎♿ The @AECID_es joins @GLAD_Net, which works to improve the inclusion of persons with disabilities in internationa… https://t.co/ZwmSYBChym
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * @AECID_es @QudraProgramme @Casaarabe @QudraProgramme seeks to improve the #resilience of Syrian #refugees and host… https://t.co/NVgMa4gQ5H
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * The @AECID_es has organized the conference "Building #Resilience Together", to explore the impact of the… https://t.co/V4nZHwcDOw
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * ➡️ According to @GCPEAtweets, in the last 5 years there have been more than 14,000 attacks on schools in 34 countri… https://t.co/wnJs4hoJJE
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * Spanish photojournalist @DiegoIbarra_S shows in his exhibition "A safe education for all" how armed conflicts affec… https://t.co/2ERWBDNEB2
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * 🌍👨‍👩‍👧 The @UN has designated 11 July as #WorldPopulationDay to highlight the importance of demographic issues to r… https://t.co/95g33aD76N
  • 11 Jul @SpainMFA * 🌄 The Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of #GranCanaria Cultural Landscape has been added to the @UNESCO… https://t.co/BMQaHUhzs9
  • 10 Jul @SpainMFA * Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition @Teresaribera will be part of the newly established @IEA high-level Comm… https://t.co/ZgGgv83zbF

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Cuenta de Twitter del Ministerio en Inglés
  • Blog del Ministerio
  • ATLAS
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016