The Parliament of the Mediterranean may migrate from Malta to Marseille
The bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) might migrate from Malta to Marseille, according to Le Parisien.
PAM has been in Malta for 10 years.
This was announced by PAM Vice-President Michel Vauzelle.
He said that the PAM Bureau, as well as Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Portugal, Italy and France unanimously voted in favour of the move.
Mr Vauzelle suggested that PAM can be installed in Villa Méditerranée which he had built when he was the president of the Paca region.
The decision will be formalised in a meeting to be held in Portugal on 23 and 24 February.
The move is supported by the French government, the presidents of the two houses of parliament, and by the mayor of Marseille.
“Marseille is the French capital of the Mediterranean, and Villa Méditerranée can be a place of political and cultural dialogue between representatives, civil society and young people,” Mr Vauzell said.
Inaugurated in 2013, Villa Méditerranée has never really found its role, according to its many detractors. The last suggestion regarding its possible use was made by Mr Vauzell’s successor, Christian Estrosi, who suggested a reproduction of an under-sea prehistoric grotto which exists just outside Marseille.