EU-funded Majalat initiative: call for proposals 2020 launched

EU-funded Majalat initiative: call for proposals 2020 launched

27 February 2020
The EU-funded Majalat initiative has issued a call for proposals which aims at strengthening identified priorities in 5 given themes and enhancing in-country dialogue among different stakeholders. This call for proposals will end up selecting five proposals (one for each theme). The deadline to…
World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

27 February 2020
On world Non-Governmental Organisation Day, celebrated on 27 February, the European Union applauds the fundamental contribution made by civil society organisations to the promotion of human rights, good governance, democracy and the rule of law. As such, they are key partners for the successful…
MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

26 February 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) are launching a survey addressing MSMEs in the MENA region in order to assess the level of digital engagement of MSMEs, as well as their capacity to adapt to digitalisation, the…
Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

26 February 2020
Registration is now open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum. The event will take place on 13-14 May in London, UK. The theme of the 2020 Business Forum is Developing the Future: Inspiring private sector investment for sustainable development…
EU-funded seminar to focus on inland transport of dangerous goods

EU-funded seminar to focus on inland transport of dangerous goods

25 February 2020
The EU-funded EUMedRail project is organising a seminar on regulations and risk assessment of transport of dangerous goods on 2-3 March in Belgrade, Serbia. The main objective of the seminar is to raise awareness and facilitate the understanding of provisions of Directive 2008/68/EC on the inland…
EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

25 February 2020
In 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided €3 billion of new financing that will support €10.7 billion of transformational investment across Africa. “Africa is a key priority for the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The European Investment Bank is committed to working…
Egypt: European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice organised workshop on conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at court users

Egypt: European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice organised workshop on conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at court users

24 February 2020
In the framework of the South Programme III, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised a workshop for judges and staff of the Egyptian Council of State on conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at court users in Cairo, Egypt, on 18 February 2020. The objective of the…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

20 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to US$ 100 million to food and beverages producer Almarai for new investments in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi company operates in Egypt and Jordan through its respective subsidiaries Beyti and Teeba. In Egypt, the loan will…
Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

20 February 2020
The European Union to Lebanon will hold a press conference on 25 of February, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Lebanon His Excellency M.Ralph Tarraf, to launch the fifteenth edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" in the presence of Ms. Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, representatives of…