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…
Funky Friday experience on Virtual Exchange to be held on 21 February in Brussels

Funky Friday experience on Virtual Exchange to be held on 21 February in Brussels

17 February 2020
Join Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange in Brussels for a “Funky Friday” experience on 21 February. "Building bridges between youth in the digital era: Pioneering Virtual Exchange" is an opportunity to discuss the values of digital and virtual learning in an interactive and unique format. Young people,…
Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

17 February 2020
The Council has added, on Monday 17 February, eight prominent businessmen and two entities linked to those businessmen to the list of persons and entities subject to the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters. Their activities directly benefited the Assad regime, including through…
An EU co-funded project offers training session on individual liberties and participatory democracy

An EU co-funded project offers training session on individual liberties and participatory democracy

13 February 2020
Openchabab has launched a call for applications for its fourth training session : “individual liberties and participatory democracy” which will be held from 7 March to 27 June 2020. Applications must be sent before 25 february. Openchabab is intended for journalism students, but also for junior…
Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

13 February 2020
The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s European Development Days (EDD), 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field. The Young Leaders…
Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

12 February 2020
The war in Syria is now in its ninth year. The most severe humanitarian catastrophe and security crisis is unfolding right now in the northwest of the country. In other parts of Syria we continue to see instability and dramatic human suffering. [...] The EU has major stakes in Syria and in the…
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…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
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Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the situation in Idlib, Syria

06 February 2020
Bombings and other attacks on civilians in north-west Syria must stop. The European Union urges all parties to the conflict to allow unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need of assistance and to respect the rules and obligations of international humanitarian law, including the protection of…
New EU visa rules

New EU visa rules

03 February 2020
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal…