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Call for closer EU-Med link

Greece has called for the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean energy market in a move aimed at promoting power ties in the region and protecting the environment. «Our country actively supports these policies,» Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told an Athens meeting of parliament presidents from the 37 member states of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Meanwhile, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso called for «urgent delivery» of plans for a Mediterranean Union aimed at strengthening cooperation with countries from Morocco to Turkey. «The Mediterranean is an absolute priority for Europe, a priority on which delivery has now become urgent,» Barroso said. «We need to move from intentions to delivery – we need a Euro-Med of results,» he said.