European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
VET mobility results

VET mobility scheme: Commission selects three projects for Western Balkan and African countries

15 January 2020
The Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) mobility scheme sector.  Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Africa and the…
EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

15 January 2020
EU-funded scholarship programmes are helping young Syrian refugees pursue an education, learn hands-on job skills and become self-reliant in tough circumstances. But thanks to projects financed by the €1.9 billion EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, these young people with…
EU-funded MAIA-TAQA pilot project to be presented at the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV”

EU-funded MAIA-TAQA pilot project to be presented at the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV”

13 January 2020
The Center For Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) is participating in the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV” that will take place on 7-10 July 2020 in Kalamata, Greece. The CRES will present a paper on the perspectives of solar cooling applications in south…
meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt: meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

13 January 2020
On 12 January, Charles Michel, President of the European Council met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo. The crisis in Libya was at the core of their discussion. President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the heart…
Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

09 January 2020
The number of irregular border crossings detected on the European Union’s external borders last year fell to the lowest level since 2013 due to a drop in the number of people reaching European shores via the Central and Western Mediterranean routes. Preliminary 2019 data collected by Frontex, the…
Statement by President von der Leyen

Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…
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…
EU-funded COMMON-Med project team

EU-funded COMMON-Med project team participates to a clean-up day in Italy

07 January 2020
A cleaning day was organised at Feniglia, Porto Ercole beach in Italy on 4 January 2020. More than 1 000 volunteers, including EU-funded COMMON-Med project team, participated to the event and collected over 1 000 kilos of plastic. Piero Pelù, a famous Italian singer also participated to the…