EU External Investment Plan

EU External Investment Plan: two new agreements unlock funding for underserved and displaced entrepreneurs

20 June 2019
Today the European Commission has signed a technical assistance agreement with FMO, the Dutch development bank, to train entrepreneurs and support local banks in serving new customer groups, such as women, migrants and young people. FMO will co-finance the €4 million agreement with more than €1…
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Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2019

20 June 2019
“In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change - 29.4 million are refugees or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect…
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EU External Investment Plan: two new agreements unlock funding for underserved and displaced entrepreneurs in the region

19 June 2019
Today the European Commission, the Dutch development bank FMO, and the Jordanian microfinance institution Tamweelcom have signed two agreements to help train entrepreneurs and support local banks targeting under-served groups, such as women and young people, in particular amongst migrants and…
Make your voice heard and participate in the first South-South Consultation Workshop “Vision Med 2030”

Make your voice heard and participate in the first South-South Consultation Workshop “Vision Med 2030”

19 June 2019
Are you a young activist from the Southern Mediterranean? Are you involved in civil society? Do you want to shape the future of the Mediterranean? Make your voice heard and apply now to participate in the first South-South Consultation Workshop “Vision Med 2030”. The deadline for submitting…
Mediterranean Energy Regulators facilitate sustainable energy schemes and reinforce regional cooperation

Mediterranean Energy Regulators facilitate sustainable energy schemes and reinforce regional cooperation

19 June 2019
The Mediterranean Energy Regulators Association (MEDREG) held its 27th General Assembly on 18-19 June in Tirana, which was marked by a redoubling of the organisation’s efforts to promote and facilitate the deployment of sustainable support schemes for Renewable Energy Sources (RES). MEDREG has…
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EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

19 June 2019
The EU has signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The “…
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Strengthening Migration Dialogues between the EU and Africa

19 June 2019
Mr. Ralph Genetzke, ICMPD (The International Centre for Migration Policy Development) Director and Head of Mission in Brussels, moderated a panel on “Strengthening Migration Dialogues between the EU and Africa” during a seminar entitled “EU-Africa Cooperation: Looking Forward” hosted by the…
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EU Commission celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities promoting European studies worldwide

19 June 2019
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, hosted a high-level event to celebrate 30 years of excellence in teaching and research about the EU. The Jean Monnet Activities are part of the Erasmus+ programme. They are dedicated to promoting excellence in European studies…