ECHO experts in Libya

EU steps up humanitarian assistance in Libya

20 July 2017
The EU today announced additional emergency assistance of €10 million to respond to increasing humanitarian needs in Libya, as violence and instability continue to affect vulnerable populations. This is part of the EU's broader support for Libya to address the ongoing crisis in the country, which…

EU releases €100 million in support to Tunisia

20 July 2017
The EU today disbursed a €100 million loan to Tunisia, 10 days after giving the green light for the third and final tranche of the €300 million Macro-Financial Assistance programme to Tunisia, adopted in May 2014. The funding is part of the EU's comprehensive efforts to help Tunisia respond to the…

Building bridges: children’s designs turned into urban art in Jordan

20 July 2017
Over 200 young Jordanians in Irbid and Sahab, aged 12 to 16, have taken part in design workshops aiming to illustrate the historical, artistic and cultural bridges between Jordan and Europe, as part of a broader programme of cultural events and activities in Jordan funded by the European Union and…
Ahmad Al-Saudi

Jordan: EU local development programme makes dreams come true

20 July 2017
Ahmad Al-Saudi, 25, had always dreamed of building an environmental tourist camp in Tafileh. Although the plans and studies of this project were almost ready in 2007, he couldn't achieve his dream. That was until a year ago, when he heard about the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in…
Visit to Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem

EU visit to Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem

20 July 2017
EU Heads of Cooperation on 19 July visited the Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, where they were briefed by local and European civil society organisations on the challenges facing the camp. The briefing focused on the obstacles blocking a sustainable social and economic development of the…
EU - LEBANON Association Council

Focus on EU-Lebanon relations as Association Council meets in Brussels

19 July 2017
The EU-Lebanon Association Council met in Brussels on 18 July to review the state of bilateral relations, and exchange views in particular on priority actions, including growth and jobs, security and counterterrorism, governance and the rule of law, as well as migration and mobility. EU High…
Libya most child-friendly municipality for 2018

Libya: competition to find the most child-friendly municipality

19 July 2017
Libyan municipalities have been invited to take part in a competition for the protection and development of children’s rights, to select the most child-friendly municipality for 2018, the Minister of Local Governance of Libya’s Government of National Accord announced on 17 July. The competition is…

Energy Regulators: MEDREG takes part in meeting to promote international cooperation

19 July 2017
Associations of regulators representing emerging economies met in Budapest on 11 July in the 5th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets, an annual meeting organised this year by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). The meeting was attended by seven…
HRVP Federica Mogherini

EU steps up support for investigations into war crimes and accountability in Syria

19 July 2017
The European Union will provide €1.5 million for war crimes investigations in Syria. “Justice for the victims is key for an effective and inclusive reconciliation process in Syria. This is why those responsible for war crimes need to be held accountable and as soon as possible", said EU High…

Lebanon joins EBRD in step to develop its economy

19 July 2017
Lebanon has become a shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a view to becoming a recipient of the Bank’s investments and advisory services. Lebanon becomes the 5th member country in the EBRD’s southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region, joining Egypt…