Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

08 November 2019
The Annual Steering Committee of the EUMedRail project was held in Brussels on 6 November 2019. Hosted by the Directorate for Mobility of the European Commission, the Steering Committee took place prior to the celebration of the UfM Working Groups (WGs) on Land, Air and Maritime Transport &…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

06 November 2019
Under the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) delivered a training on the implementation and enforcement of the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Management Convention. Overall, 18 participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan,…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
EU-funded SAFEMED project reviews activities performed and endorses 2020-2021 Action Plan

EU-funded SAFEMED project reviews activities performed and endorses 2020-2021 Action Plan

01 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised the 3rd SAFEMED IV Steering Committee in early September 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting was attended by various participants from the project’s beneficiary countries, namely from Egypt…
EU-funded SAFEMED provides training to Vessel Traffic Service Supervisors of partner countries

EU-funded SAFEMED provides training to Vessel Traffic Service Supervisors of partner countries

30 September 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised a training for Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Supervisors. Overall, ten participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have undergone the training early this month in Turku,…
INTERPOL

EU-Neighbourhood Partner Countries cooperation help dismantle criminal networks in the Mediterranean

20 September 2019
A maritime border operation coordinated by INTERPOL has detected more than a dozen suspected foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) travelling across the Mediterranean. Operation Neptune II (24 July – 8 September) focused on the threats posed by suspected FTFs potentially using maritime routes between…
ETF

European Training Foundation: Skills dimensions of migration to promote decent employment for all

04 September 2019
In 2017 an estimated 258 million people were living in a country other than their country of birth, up from 173 million in 2000 and often they do not enjoy decent work conditions. Moreover, the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration are experienced today by more countries. In this context…
2020 EU budget

2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
SAFEMED IV

EU-funded training for Maritime Labour Convention Inspectors

05 July 2019
The training for Inspectors on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 was held at EMSA premises in Lisbon, Portugal, on 25-26 June 2019 with the participation of EU-funded SAFEMED IV project beneficiary countries (Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia). The training…