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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators MEDREG looks into its communication strategy and future activities for 2020-2022

18 September 2019
The 13th MEDREG Communication Officers (Cos) Network meeting is taking place today in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting will brainstorm on the MEDREG’s communication strategy for 2020-2022, and the future activities and deliverables that could be developed to promote both the association’s technical…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit Libanais joining forces

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit Libanais joining forces

18 September 2019
Small businesses in Lebanon will benefit from a new partnership which was sealed in Beirut last Monday between Crédit Libanais, the country’s ninth-largest bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The banks signed agreements for the provision of a loan of up to US$ 50…
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Entrepreneurs in the MENA region: EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY launches its 3rd call for applications

18 September 2019
EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY is calling entrepreneurs and innovators in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia to join the 3rd promotion of the Start-up Booster Track. Talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses will be selected to benefit from the programme services to…
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For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
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Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
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EU/Southern neighbourhood: Union for the Mediterranean focus group to discuss the development of its youth strategy

13 September 2019
Taking advantage of the unique space for exchange, peer-learning, cooperation and networking that the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s University on Youth and Development offers, the UfM Secretariat aims at convening a focus group during the 20th edition of the event that is taking…
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EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators looks into ways to reduce network losses

12 September 2019
On 11 September 2019, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) Consumer Working Group (CUS WG) met in Milan to discuss the ongoing drafting of the report on "Regulatory Practices on Handling Technical and Non-Technical Losses". The report will collect several case studies from…
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László Trócsányi of Hungary nominated to lead Neighbourhood and Enlargement portfolio in new European Commission

11 September 2019
On 10 September, the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented her team and the new structure of the next Commission. She proposed László Trócsányi, the former Minister of Justice of Hungary, as the new Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and…