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…
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…
SANAD logo

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 (…
European Commission logo

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…
Africa-Europe Alliance: Four new financial guarantees worth €216 million signed under the EU External Investment Plan

Africa-Europe Alliance: Four new financial guarantees worth €216 million signed under the EU External Investment Plan

23 January 2020
The European Commission signed on 22 January four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood. The guarantees were signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and…
EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

15 January 2020
The opening conference of the EU-funded Med Pearls project has taken place in Barcelona with a contribution of 15 speakers from the tourism sector and about 70 attendees. The Med Pearls project is part of the ENI CBC Med Programme of the European Commission and will work during the next 3 years to…
The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

08 January 2020
The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have unanimously labelled the ENI CBC Med Programme, in particular its four thematic clusters of projects: environment and climate change, business and SMEs development, technological transfer and innovation and social inclusion and…
Libya : EU supports small and medium-sized enterprises through Libyan banks

Libya : EU supports small and medium-sized enterprises through Libyan banks

23 December 2019
Within EU4PSL project, a meeting was held on 20 December to establish founding units to support SMEs through Libyan banks. It took place at Expertise France office in Tunisia, in the presence of Dr. Mukhtar Al-Tawil, director of banking supervision, and representatives of Libyan banks: Sahara bank…
EU perceptions in Southern Neighbourhood countries: New poll results (2019)

EU perceptions in Southern Neighbourhood countries: New poll results (2019)

20 December 2019
EU NEIGHBOURS south and its opinion polling partner KANTAR PUBLIC conducted a face-to-face survey in seven Southern Mediterranean countries to assess general perceptions of the European Union and the values with which it is associated. A separate survey was conducted in Egypt by polling partner…
#EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes regional contest

Launch of the #EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes regional contest for influencers

19 December 2019
The EU Neighbours South project is launching a #EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes competition and is partnering with online influencers to raise awareness of EU-led actions and initiatives and to highlight opportunities offered through EU-funded projects for young people in South Neighbourhood countries. The…