HR/VP Federica Mogherini

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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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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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…
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The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-05: The Long-Term Impact of Syrian Refugees on Turkish Economy

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-05: The Long-Term Impact of Syrian Refugees on Turkish Economy

10 September 2019
Following the eruption of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, the Syrian crisis has displaced more than 5.2 million refugees into Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Since then, Turkey has become a major transit and destination country for these refugees. According to the World Bank (2017), the…
The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

10 September 2019
The Mediterranean region is characterized by an acute scarcity of land resources suitable for production, due to aridity, inherently poor soils in many areas, and poor land management. To tackle desertification, the 14th session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to…
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Federica Mogherini to host a conference Towards Global Exchange on Religion in Society

05 September 2019
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will this Friday in Brussels host a conference on religious engagement, social inclusion and foreign policy, where she is due to announce a new EU-…
Women at the heart of stability and development: the UfM at the Bled Strategic Forum 2019

Women at the heart of stability and development: the Union for the Mediterranean at the Bled Strategic Forum 2019

05 September 2019
In the framework of an official visit to Slovenia, UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel was invited to address the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, a platform for high-level strategic dialogue among leaders from the private and public sectors on key issues of the 21st century. Held on 2-3 September 2019…
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The European Training Foundation: Skills and sustainable development goals in Arab countries

05 September 2019
The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network is organising a conference in Ifrane, Morocco, from 28-31 of October, to discuss how Arab countries are delivering on the SGDs and what is the role of skills development and government support in this process, among…