IEMed Focus 159 – Security challenges and authoritarian resilience in the Levant in a regional and international perspective – The case of Jordan – February 2020

IEMed Focus 159 – Security challenges and authoritarian resilience in the Levant in a regional and international perspective – The case of Jordan – February 2020

20 February 2020
Over recent decades the political relations between Jordan and the West in general have been good. Jordan has pursued a policy of moderation, and has kept a strategically balanced position with the major regional and international powers (Shlaim, 2008: 546). Very much as a result of regional…
Continuing professional development for vocational trainers in Tunisia 2018

Continuing professional development for vocational trainers in Tunisia 2018

20 February 2020
Professional development of vocational teachers and trainers has been identified by the European Training Foundation (ETF) as a key driver for the improvement of vocational education systems. Teachers and trainers are the most important input in the vocational education system and are critical to…
LIVINGAGRO e-newsletter n°1 – January 2020

LIVINGAGRO e-newsletter n°1 – January 2020

20 February 2020
LIVINGAGRO project, funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme 2014-2020, has issued its first newsletter. The document presents the newly-launched LIVINGAGRO-Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry“ project and its upcoming news. The last section of the newsletter is devoted to the project…
UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

20 February 2020
The fifth coordination meeting of the UniDem project for the South of the Mediterranean took place on 6 February in Rabat, Morocco. This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators of the following partner countries: Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The participants took stock…
EU Police Mission advises Palestinian counterparts how to combat organised crime

EU Police Mission advises Palestinian counterparts how to combat organised crime

20 February 2020
To support Palestine in the fight against organised crime, the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) advisers delivered a workshop on 17 February 2020 for 20 officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior’s National Programme on Drug Crime and Justice, senior…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

20 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to US$ 100 million to food and beverages producer Almarai for new investments in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi company operates in Egypt and Jordan through its respective subsidiaries Beyti and Teeba. In Egypt, the loan will…
Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

20 February 2020
The European Union to Lebanon will hold a press conference on 25 of February, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Lebanon His Excellency M.Ralph Tarraf, to launch the fifteenth edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" in the presence of Ms. Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, representatives of…
Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

19 February 2020
The first official presentation of the 'TEX-MED Alliances' project will take place on 20 February in Barcelona, Spain. The event organized by TEXFOR - lead partner of the initiative - will offer to local entrepreneurs and stakeholders a complete overview of the project’s objectives and the support…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

19 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco, teaming up with other international financial institutions to deliver funding under an Islamic finance structure, also known as a “Commodity Murabaha”, that the…
Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo

19 February 2020
EU Foreign Affairs Ministers reached a political agreement at the Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday 17 February in Brussels, to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. “The operation will comprise aerial,…