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The EU-funded Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators trains Algerian Electricity Regulator staff

15 October 2019
MEDREG is organizing a training for the Algerian Electricity Regulator CREG on 15-16 October in Algiers, Algeria. Since CREG's mission relating to the performance of Public Service Obligations (PSOs), particularly in electricity and gas distribution, is to ensure that the provisions of the…
EU condemns Turkey’s military action in Syria

Syria: EU condemns Turkey’s military action

15 October 2019
On Monday 14 October, EU foreign affairs ministers, gathered in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, have condemned Turkey's military action in north east Syria. "We have a common united European Union position … on the developments in the north-east of Syria … there is a clear condemnation…
Moroccan merchant marine inspectors benefited from EU-funded training on Port State Control

Moroccan merchant marine inspectors benefited from EU-funded training on Port State Control

15 October 2019
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organized a training on Port State Control in Morocco on 7-11 October 2019, within the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project. 14 inspectors from the Merchant Marine Directorate participated in the training. Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign…
North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

15 October 2019
The Council recalls the 9 October 2019 Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union and urges Turkey again to cease its unilateral military action in North East Syria and to withdraw its forces. The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriously undermines the…
Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

15 October 2019
Last week, the meetMED project was invited to participate in the Clima-MED workshop on the Action Plans for Access to Sustainable Energy and for Climate (PAAEDCs) held at the Centre of Training and Decentralisation Support (CFAD) in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was an occasion for meetMED and Clima…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

14 October 2019
This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly…
EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

14 October 2019
The EU-funded meetMED project is organizing a regional workshop on assessing the existing quality infrastructures for Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) equipment and services in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) on 30 October in Algiers, Algeria. It…
Amman Design Week: EU in Jordan supports biggest showcase in the region

Amman Design Week: EU in Jordan supports biggest showcase in the region

14 October 2019
With the support of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the third edition of Amman Design Week took place from 4- 12 October 2019 across three districts in Amman, Jordan: Ras El Ain, Jabal Amman and Jabal Al Lweibdeh. This biggest showcase in the region celebrates design as a catalyst of dreaming…
EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

14 October 2019
The kick-off meeting of “AQUACYCLE – Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region” was successfully held in the premises of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) on 30 September- 01 October 2019. The project is co-funded by the European Union in…