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…
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.…
EUPOL COPPS

Palestine: EU Police and Rule of Law Mission supports capacity building trainings for Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Officers

11 October 2019
Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Special Police Force (SPF) is currently running a joint project with the Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Department (CRCD) in order to enhance their capabilities in several fields such as self-defence, crowd control, first aid and human rights. This project is…
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…
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…
Deputy Civilian Operations Commander Birgit Loeser: Environmental crimes become a new area of interest

Deputy Civilian Operations Commander Birgit Loeser: Environmental crimes become a new area of interest

08 October 2019
Birgit Loeser, Deputy Civilian Operations Commander/ Chief of Staff was speaking at the sidelines of a three-day visit last week to EUPOL COPPS, the Common Security and Defence Policy Mission (CSDP) that was established in 2006 to assist the Palestinian Authority in institutions building, with a…
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…
EU-Palestine flag

Palestine: Information sessions about the EU call for proposals for the civil society organisations

04 October 2019
As part of the call for proposals for the civil society organisations as actors of governance and development work in the field 2019-2020 (ref. no. EuropeAid/166474/DD/ACT/Multi), information sessions are planned during October in Palestine. The following information sessions are organized by the…
Workshops for Palestinian police officers

EU Police and Rule of Law Mission provides series of workshops for Palestinian police officers

04 October 2019
On 1st October 2019, the last in a series of Performance Evaluation workshops was held at the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) headquarters for 34 Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) officers. During this wrapping up session, the attendees were presented with the components…