UfM presents 1st Report on Euro-Mediterranean Regional Integration

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UfM presents 1st Report on Euro-Mediterranean Regional Integration

NNA - With over 20% of the world's trade in goods in 2018, the intra-regional market of the UfM continues to be one of the most relevant global markets today, and yet, the region is one of least economically integrated worldwide. For this reason, the UfM commissioned the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), to prepare the first edition of the UfM Progress Report on Regional Integration. The Report, presented online today, provides key findings and policy recommendations in five domains: trade, finance, infrastructure, movement of people, and research and higher education, along with specific performance indicators that can be used to monitor trends and progress over time.



Integration has progressed unevenly, across and within sub-regions of the UfM, in all policy domains. In terms of trade, for instance, the European Union is responsible for 94% of the region's merchandise exports. While 70% of all cargo traffic in the