FEMISE Research Paper – FDI in MENA: Impact of political and trade liberalisation process

FEMISE Research Paper – FDI in MENA: Impact of political and trade liberalisation process

15 January 2018
This study focuses on FDI in Middle East and North African countries (MENA). To this end, we use data for greenfield investments from FDI Markets that contains information about the number and volume of projects by source and destination countries all over the world for the period 2003-2012. In a…
Med Brief 3

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°3 : Foreign direct investment in MENA and impact of institutional context

05 January 2018
This Policy Brief, written by Pr. Juliette Milgram Baleix (University of Granada) summarizes the findings from a study on the determinants of greenfield investment in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). The results point out that institutional deficiencies deter foreign direct…
Libya International Peace Forum final report

Libya International Peace Forum final report

28 December 2017
Supporting the role of municipalities, civil society organisations and citizens in building peace at local level was both the title and the objective of the Libya International Peace Forum that took place in Tunis on 6 and 7 September. With mayors or representatives from eleven municipal councils…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°2 : Emigration and culture in the MENA: Implications for sending and receiving countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°2 : Emigration and culture in the MENA: Implications for sending and receiving countries

22 December 2017
This policy brief, written by Pr. Frédéric Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain) looks at the issue of emigration and culture in the MENA countries. Emigrants from the MENA region self-select on cultural traits. Those who intend to emigrate to OECD, high-income countries exhibit significantly…
Med Media report on Journalists’ unions in the Southern Mediterranean region

Med Media report on Journalists’ unions in the Southern Mediterranean region

22 December 2017
Journalists’ unions are key media supporting organisations and this report covers the pivotal role they play in countries of the Southern Mediterranean region. This report aspires to be a light reading, not only for union activists and media professionals, but also for journalists and citizens, as…
Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

20 December 2017
This guide is intended for companies wishing to better know the Southern Mediterranean countries. Overview of business opportunities, examples of projects carried out by foreign operators, main business events in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. This…
factsheet regional overview

Opinion Poll 2017 – regional overview (factsheet)

14 December 2017
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a positive influence on development in their country, and they overwhelmingly believe EU financial support to be effective. A majority…
factsheet 2017 israel

Opinion Poll 2017 Israel (factsheet)

14 December 2017
Israeli share values with the EU, but divided on relations, poll finds Most Israelis feel the European Union is an important partner, and that the EU and Israel share sufficient common values to cooperate, but they are divided about whether their country actually has good relations with the EU,…
factsheet 2017 algeria

Opinion Poll 2017 Algeria (factsheet)

14 December 2017
Most Algerians see EU as an important partner, according to new opinion poll More than seven out of ten Algerians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 60% describe the EU as an important partner. A majority say the EU has a positive influence on development in their…
factsheet 2017 jordan

Opinion Poll 2017 Jordan (factsheet)

14 December 2017
Most Jordanians think EU contributes a lot to development, new poll finds An overwhelming majority of Jordanians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and almost three out of four say EU support contributes a lot to development in the country, with 83% saying EU financial…