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Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

23 July 2019
Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight…
first Advisory committee meeting EMCDDA EU4Monitoring Drugs

EU4Monitoring Drugs: new EU-funded project launched to respond to drug-related security and health threats

23 July 2019
In 2019, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched a new technical cooperation project called EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD). The three-year project, funded by the European Union, will involve countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area, supporting…
European Drug Report 2019

EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD)

2019-2021 Budget: €3 million

The programme will support national and regional readiness to identify and respond to drug-related security and health threats.

Countries covered: Algeria, Armenia,…

EU to develop network of national judicial trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence

EU to develop network of national judicial trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence

22 July 2019
The Council of Europe organised the first Meeting of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on 10-12 July 2019 in Strasbourg, France. Around 100 judges, prosecutors, representatives of training institutions and other national authorities from more than 20 countries of…
UN SDGs

European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
EU-funded CyberSouth steering committee reviewed achievements

EU-funded CyberSouth steering committee reviewed achievements

18 July 2019
The third Steering Committee meeting of CyberSouth project was held on 9 July 2019 in Strasbourg, France with the participation of representatives from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, and partners from France and Romania as well as the European Commission. The meeting was the…
European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
Migration Media Award

32 EuroMed journalists selected for Migration Media Award

15 July 2019
The third edition of the Migration Media Award has selected 32 journalists from 12 countries to receive financial and mentoring support to produce stories contributing to a more balanced narrative on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The four partners of the Migration Media Award…
EU maritime mission held meeting to improve mutual understanding and cooperation in Central Mediterranean Sea

EU maritime mission held meeting to improve mutual understanding and cooperation in Central Mediterranean Sea

12 July 2019
The third edition of Intersessional Meeting was held in Rome, Italy last month with the main focus on: “Moving forward together to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation at sea”. The meeting was organized by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), EUNAVFOR MED (ENFM) – Sophia…
MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

11 July 2019
In MEDRESET’s final policy recommendations, aimed at the new European Parliament, Commission and High Representative, it is proposed that the EU should become a more reflexive actor in the Mediterranean. Three related steps are key to take into this direction: (1) Substance: Begin to have periodic…