Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

13 February 2020
The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s European Development Days (EDD), 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field. The Young Leaders…
L-r: Vladislav Arnaoudov, GCF; Malin Elander, EU; Mohamed El-Dir, QNB Alahli; Jurgen Rigternik, EBRD; Tarek Fayed, QNB Alahli

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and QNB Alahli boost green investments and small firms in Egypt

12 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a US$ 82 million financial package to QNB Alahli, one of the country’s largest commercial banks, for on-lending to local enterprises. QNB Alahli will on-lend the EBRD’s…
New cross-border project launched to enhance intellectual property rights

New cross-border project launched to enhance intellectual property rights

12 February 2020
The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) on Monday organised the launch of an EU-funded project titled “Intellectual Properties Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean Region” (IPMED). In partnership with Greece, Italy, Spain and Tunisia, JEDCO will…
Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

11 February 2020
A regional seminar on «Enhancing integrity for sustainable investment» will be held on 18-19 February in Barcelona, Spain, in the framework of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean. The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
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EU-funded SANAD finances 200,000th loan to foster entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa

05 February 2020
The SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) announced yesterday that its investments have facilitated the 200,000th subloan to support entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. By providing dedicated funding to local financial institutions committed to serving micro, small, and medium enterprises (…
EU Nanobiotechnology Laboratory opens for training and capacity building to H2020 associated countries

EU Nanobiotechnology Laboratory opens for training and capacity building to H2020 associated countries

04 February 2020
The European Commission has opened its Joint Research Centre (JRC) Nanobiotechnology Laboratory for Training and Capacity Building for access to applicants from Enlargement and Integration Countries working in academia and research organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in…
EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

03 February 2020
A workshop on “Volunteerism, Population information and people response facing crisis” kicked off in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of the EU-funded PPRD South 3 project. Mr Federico Fernandez, Deputy Director of Training and Institutional relations, Antonia Garces, Head of Training of the…
New EU visa rules

New EU visa rules

03 February 2020
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal…
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European Commission and International Monetary Fund strengthen cooperation to support sustainable development

29 January 2020
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen,on behalf of the European Union, and International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva concluded a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement that will boost their cooperation to tackle key challenges including climate change…