EU Neighbours South

Healthy eating: twinning project organises meeting on reduction of salt, sugar and fat content in foods

26 September 2017
A symposium was held in Algiers last week on the reduction of sugar, salt and fat in foods, as part of an EU-funded Twinning project on consumer protection between Algeria and the United Kingdom. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Trade, and attended by experts from Algeria and abroad,…
EU Neighbours South

EU congratulates Algeria on destruction of remaining stockpile of antipersonnel mines

26 September 2017
The EU Delegation in Algeria has congratulated Algeria on the destruction of its remaining stock of antipersonnel mines held by the army, in accordance with the obligations of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their…
EBRD

EBRD pumps new funds into Moroccan SMEs

26 September 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping to further increase financing to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco by providing up to €20 million in local currency loans. The loan is provided in two equal tranches to CaixaBank Succursale au Maroc (CBM),…
SwitchMed

New award for young green entrepreneurs making a social impact

25 September 2017
The EU-funded SwitchMed project has announced that its SwitchersFund has joined up with the OSCE – the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe – to promote Green and Social Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean as a tool for contributing to stability and peace in the region, by…
European Commission

New programme launched to support justice sector in Algeria

25 September 2017
A new EU-funded programme for support to the justice sector was official launched in Algeria on 21 September, aimed at strengthening the rule of law and the delivery of fair and impartial justice. The Justice Sector Support Programme in Algeria (Programme d'appui au secteur de la justice en…
Jazz at the Chellah

Jazz at the Chellah: mythical festival returns for 22nd year

25 September 2017
From 28 September to 1 October, jazz returns to the Chellah in the Moroccan capital Rabat for a 22nd edition of the festival organised by the European Union in Morocco in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Swaying to fusion of European and Moroccan jazz, Rabat will shake to…
European Council

Green light to set up European fund for sustainable development

25 September 2017
The Council of the European Union today officially adopted a regulation establishing a European fund for sustainable development (EFSD). The fund will be set up on 28 September. The EFSD is the main instrument for the implementation of the European External Investment Plan (EIP), which supports…
eu4jobs

Latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

25 September 2017
Tenders, grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: Have you missed any opportunities this week? Click on the links below to find out the latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood. SwitchMed SCP/RAC recruits experts in waste management in the olive oil sector…
SwitchMed

Meet Anas and find out how the EU turned his dream to reality

22 September 2017
Anas is a young Jordanian engineer who quit his job in order to pursue his dream. He wanted to construct houses that are socially and environmentally friendly. So when he learned about the European Union’s SwitchMed programme on green entrepreneurship, he snatched the opportunity. The programme…
Federica Mogherini

EU supports Libyans to find a way out of the crisis

22 September 2017
The European Union appreciates United Nations Special Representative Ghassan Salamé's approach to a solution to the Libyan crisis that must be political and come from the Libyans themselves, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said on 21 September in meetings at the UN General Assembly. "We…