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…
Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Palestine (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Palestine (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Seventy per cent of Palestinians say they have good relations with EU, poll finds Seven out of ten Palestinians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 69% say EU support contributes a lot to the development in the country. 82% of those who knew that the EU provided…
Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

20 December 2019
This opinion poll has been designed to assess the current levels of awareness among the general public about EU support in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, as well as public attitudes towards, and perceptions of the European Union in these countries. A key focus of the study are the…
EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost trade in West Bank and Gaza

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost trade in West Bank and Gaza

26 September 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Palestinian exporters and importers by providing US $2 million in trade financing to Quds Bank under EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP). The financing will help Quds Bank, the third-largest commercial bank in West Bank…
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Declaration by the HR Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief

22 August 2019
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or…
EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

09 August 2019
The objective of this policy paper is twofold. First, it analyses how non-tariff measures (NTMs) became more protectionist than tariffs. Second, it provides some policy options to address NTMs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) in order to unleash their trade potential. Recent…
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09 August 2019
This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives…