Under the aegis of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union, the 4th Experts' Committee of the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP) meets in Vienna, on 20 and 21 March 2006.
Set up as a think-tank, the Experts are charged with the task of putting forward practical and operational recommendations to FEMIP's Ministerial Committee of the Economics and Finance Ministers of the EU and the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs). The Meeting will focus on the ways that FEMIP can support the improvement of the business climate and the attraction of foreign-direct investments in the Mediterranean region, as well as ways to further develop the Mediterranean energy markets. Special emphasis will be put on the renewable energy and energy efficiency issues. Its recommendations will be discussed at the next FEMIP Ministerial Meeting to be held on the 25-26th of June 2006 in Tunisia.