MOE UE chief Fabio Massimo Castaldo

EU election observation mission highlights Tunisia’s prevailing position on the regional democratic scene

16 October 2019
“The second round of the presidential election of 13 October took place peacefully and the election process was conducted efficiently and in a transparent manner,” noted the EU election observation mission (MOE UE) in Tunisia, which deployed 75 observers in 401 polling stations. “The efficient…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

14 October 2019
This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly…
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.…
Ministerial Regional Forum of the UfM

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum: focus on regional cooperation and environmental changes

11 October 2019
Co-chaired by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) took place on 10 October 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.  “ We cannot be multilateral alone.…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

10 October 2019
Both forced and voluntary migration have become one of the core concerns in the public debate in many important receiving countries as Europe over the past few years. The contemporary refugee crisis and the noticeable changes in migration trends and policies led the authors to reconsider the…
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EU Election Observation mission in Tunisia : well-organized legislative elections

10 October 2019
The legislative elections of 6 October took place in an orderly manner. The voting procedures and the transparency measures have been properly implemented, noted the EU Election Observation Mission in Tunisia in a statement published on 8 October. The Mission deployed 95 observers in 479 polling…
European Union

European Union and Council of Europe together against death penalty

09 October 2019
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. Joint statement firmly reiterate both organisations’ opposition to the…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-16: Analysing the impact of a EU-Tunisia DCFTA on Tunisian trade and production

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-16: Analysing the impact of a EU-Tunisia DCFTA on Tunisian trade and production

07 October 2019
Since 2016, the EU and Tunisia have been in the process of negotiating a “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The proposed DCFTA forms part of the on-going development of the EU’s European Neighbourhood policy particularly with regard to the Southern Neighbourhood. The EU-Tunisia…
4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean: “Paving the way forward”

4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean: Paving the way forward

07 October 2019
The 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM): “Paving the way forward”, will take place on 10 October 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the success of the first three editions, the 4th UfM Regional Forum will provide the occasion to take stock of the progress…