EU-Commissioners Olli Rehn and Benita Ferrero Waldner are busy negotiating with “our European Neighbourhood partners”, the coming members of the EU successor: The Mediterranean Union!

In principle, the following is also true of  the relatons between the EU and other ENP countries around the Mediterranean.

Is the EU´s Neighbourhood Policy based on bilateral Action Plans to secure development aiming at EU Membership.  For the next budgetary period (2007-2013), approximately €12 billion in EC funding will be available.

Here the Mediterranean Union is already foreseen (EU Daily)!

The EU offers neighbours a privileged relationship   
The ENP remains distinct from the process of enlargement but may lead to membership