Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

19 February 2020
The first official presentation of the 'TEX-MED Alliances' project will take place on 20 February in Barcelona, Spain. The event organized by TEXFOR - lead partner of the initiative - will offer to local entrepreneurs and stakeholders a complete overview of the project’s objectives and the support…
Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

19 February 2020
A team from "Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer" (INSTM), partner of the EU-funded COMMON project, visited the port of Mahdia, Tunisia, to meet with the local fishermen community and share a questionnaire related to the pollution of the sea by plastic waste. A first meeting…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

19 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco, teaming up with other international financial institutions to deliver funding under an Islamic finance structure, also known as a “Commodity Murabaha”, that the…
Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

19 February 2020
EU Foreign Affairs Ministers reached a political agreement at the Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday 17 February in Brussels, to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. “The operation will comprise aerial,…
EU Police Mission delivers training for Palestinian judges on cryptocurrencies and cybercrime

EU Police Mission delivers training for Palestinian judges on cryptocurrencies and cybercrime

19 February 2020
In order to support Palestine’s efforts to combat cybercrime, the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) delivered a training for 6 Palestinian judges on 15 February 2020 on the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and the dark net. The objective was to provide a comprehensive…
Egypt: The EU Bank finances the upgrade and expansion of Alexandria West WWTP

Egypt: The EU Bank finances the upgrade and expansion of Alexandria West WWTP

19 February 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a financing agreement of EUR 120 million with the Arab Republic of Egypt to support the expansion and upgrade of the Alexandria West Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The financing will contribute to improving sanitation services for people in…
Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

18 February 2020
An Intercultural Integration Academy is being organised in Marrakech, Morocco, today and tomorrow. It will bring together participants from ministries, cities and NGOs from Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Jordan to focus on interculturalism in policymaking and city strategies, introducing the anti-…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

18 February 2020
The training on THETIS-Med of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 12-13 February 2020 at EMSA premises in Lisbon. Overall, 16 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the course. The two-day training aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to…
EU programme funds study visit for Palestinian Civil Police to Spain

EU programme funds study visit for Palestinian Civil Police to Spain

18 February 2020
The Spanish Police hosted a delegation of four senior officers from the Palestinian Civil Police / Special Police Force (SPF) to share innovative new perspectives on tactics and operating procedures, in particular methods to keep citizens safe during mass events such as demonstrations and sporting…