SAFEMED IV newsletter – Issue 3 – February 2020

SAFEMED IV newsletter – Issue 3 – February 2020

13 February 2020
The latest issue of SAFEMED newsletter presents the EU-funded project’s regional activities and bilateral actions carried out from July to December 2019 as well as their achievements.
Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

13 February 2020
The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s European Development Days (EDD), 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field. The Young Leaders…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

11 February 2020
There are many ways to reduce the stress on freshwater sources from agriculture improving the quality of treated wastewater. This is what the MENAWARA project partners found in Carrión de los Céspedes (Seville, Spain) during the visit to the experimental plant of Centa, a research centre with…
MEDREG Infographic - Complaint handling & Dispute Settlement Procedures available to Energy consumers

MEDREG Infographic - Complaint handling & Dispute Settlement Procedures available to Energy consumers

06 February 2020
This infographic is based on a report elaborated in 2018 by MEDREG and the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) that identified the complaint handling and dispute settlement procedures available to household customers in the energy market. It provides the state of play of these procedures in…
THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

05 February 2020
The new information system THETIS-Med went live this month in what is seen as a milestone in the EU’s efforts to foster regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. It will support the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC). It marks…
New EU visa rules

New EU visa rules

03 February 2020
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal…
meetMED Sustainable Energy Design Toolkit for Public Authorities

meetMED Sustainable Energy Design Toolkit for Public Authorities

30 January 2020
This meetMED publication contains the materials for a professional training, which aims to build the technical capacity of national and local authorities to design, finance and implement EE and RE solutions. It provides in fact the sustainable energy toolkit for public authorities, which can be…
UfM Secretary-General Nasser Kamel

Union for the Mediterranean Secretary General held bilateral meetings with heads of international organisations

30 January 2020
Following UfM’s commitment to contributing to a greater economic integration in the Mediterranean, UfM Secretary General (SG) Nasser Kamel, held bilateral meetings in Geneva with Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United…
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European Commission and International Monetary Fund strengthen cooperation to support sustainable development

29 January 2020
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen,on behalf of the European Union, and International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva concluded a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement that will boost their cooperation to tackle key challenges including climate change…