Economic Dimension in the South Med - Mediterranean Strategy Group, Naples, 2014
Rym Ayadi, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Financial Institutions, Prudential Policyand Tax Unit; Coordinator of MEDPRO consortium - Mediterranean Prospects, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
Michael Köhler, Director for European Neighborhood Policy, European Commission, Brussels
From December 3-5, GMF held its 10th Mediterranean Strategy Group (MSG) meeting in Naples, Italy. The theme of this meeting was the evolving role of the U.S. in the Mediterranean, addressing topics such as trade and investment, regional security, and the outlook for transatlantic partnership in the Mediterranean. MSG is the core convening activity of GMF's Mediterranean policy program, and is organized in partnership with the Compagnia di San Paolo, Morocco's OCP Policy Center, and Noble Energy. Around 40 experts and officials from the public and private sectors on both sides of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean met for two days of informal roundtable style discussion under the Chatham House rule.