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EU External Investment Plan: two new agreements unlock funding for underserved and displaced entrepreneurs in the region

19 June 2019
Today the European Commission, the Dutch development bank FMO, and the Jordanian microfinance institution Tamweelcom have signed two agreements to help train entrepreneurs and support local banks targeting under-served groups, such as women and young people, in particular amongst migrants and…
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EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

19 June 2019
The EU has signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The “…
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EU Commission celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities promoting European studies worldwide

19 June 2019
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, hosted a high-level event to celebrate 30 years of excellence in teaching and research about the EU. The Jean Monnet Activities are part of the Erasmus+ programme. They are dedicated to promoting excellence in European studies…
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Statement by EU High Representative and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

18 June 2019
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the European Union and the United Nations join their voices to call on the international community to accelerate its efforts to eliminate the scourge of all forms of sexual violence, including as a strategy…
The South EU Summit highlights the role of the Union for the Mediterranean as key partner in the Mediterranean

The South EU Summit highlights the role of the Union for the Mediterranean as key partner in the Mediterranean

18 June 2019
The 6th South EU Summit -also referred to as Southern EU Countries Summit-, which was hosted in Malta’s capital city of Valletta, underlined the need for multilateral efforts for a positive Mediterranean agenda based on human and sustainable development. The final declaration highlighted the role…
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EU-Jordan Association Council looks at progress achieved in partnership priorities

18 June 2019
The EU-Jordan Association Council which was held on 17 June reviewed the state of EU-Jordan bilateral relations. It took stock of progress in the implementation of the EU-Jordan Association Agreement and of the EU-Jordan partnership priorities. Regional issues were also discussed. After the…
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European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

17 June 2019
Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community,…
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EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean Gas Platform Conference: The Role of Liquefied Natural Gas in the Mediterranean Gas Security

17 June 2019
The UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel has participated in the UfM Gas Platform Conference held on 13 June in Paris. The conference tackled the key Role of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the Mediterranean Gas Security and gathered high-level speakers including the Minister of Petroleum of Egypt and…
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Mediterranean Energy Regulatory staff got trained by the EU on the Scope and Role of Regulation

17 June 2019
From 10 to 12 June, 18 regulatory staff from 10 different Energy Regulatory Authorities members of MEDREG participated in Milan to a 3-day-training organised by MEDREG on the topic of the Scope and Role of Regulation. Through interactive lectures given by energy regulators, academics and…