Farewell to Vice Admiral CREDENDINO, Operational Commander of Operation EUNAVFOR MED “SOPHIA”

Farewell to Vice Admiral CREDENDINO, Operational Commander of Operation EUNAVFOR MED “SOPHIA”

25 February 2020
On 21 February 2020, the farewell ceremony for Italian Navy Vice Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander of the Operation EUNAVFORMED “SOPHIA”, took place at the “F. BARACCA” airport in Centocelle, the Operational Headquarter. Vice Admiral Credendino, has been Commander of Operation Sophia since it…
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…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development strengthens motor industry in Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development strengthens motor industry in Morocco

25 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing to support the automotive industry in Morocco through a €15 million loan to Varroc Lighting Systems Morocco that will provide training and employment opportunities for young people in the country. The EBRD’s financing will…
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…
Erasmus Global Partnerships MENA Forum to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth

Erasmus Global Partnerships MENA Forum to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth

24 February 2020
Erasmus Global Partnerships is organising the MENA Forum 2020 under the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship Education to move beyond the Sustainable Development Goals”. The event will take place from 29 February to 2 March 2020 in Rabat, Morocco. The Forum will gather 60 young leaders and…
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…
UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

20 February 2020
The fifth coordination meeting of the UniDem project for the South of the Mediterranean took place on 6 February in Rabat, Morocco. This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators of the following partner countries: Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The participants took stock…
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…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

19 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco, teaming up with other international financial institutions to deliver funding under an Islamic finance structure, also known as a “Commodity Murabaha”, that the…
Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

19 February 2020
EU Foreign Affairs Ministers reached a political agreement at the Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday 17 February in Brussels, to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. “The operation will comprise aerial,…