Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
Euromed Transport Rail Project takes part in conference on European Train Control System technology

Euromed Transport Rail Project takes part in conference on European Train Control System technology

19 November 2019
The EU Agency for Railways organised last month a seminar aimed at increasing the understanding on European Train Control System (ETCS) technology and exchanging practices on signaling systems. Throughout the seminar, delegations from Western Balkans and Southern Mediterranean countries expanded…
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,…
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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

24 October 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
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,…
European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

27 September 2019
The European Union and the United Nations signed yesterday a Contribution Agreement of €30 million to the Joint Fund for the 2030 Agenda. The Fund is a central component of the ongoing reform of the UN Development System and seeks to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (…