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COVID-19 : European Investment Bank commits to supporting Morocco

09 April 2020
The support to the private sector is at the centre of the European Investment Bank’s mobilisation in Morocco, notably through its credit lines with the Moroccan financial institutions for a total outstanding amount of €440 million. The EIB is ready to further reinforce its support and its…
Palestine: EU Border Assistance Mission contributes to illnesses detection

Palestine: EU Border Assistance Mission contributes to illnesses detection

09 April 2020
In order to support the Palestinian General Administration for Borders and Crossings during the global fight against coronavirus and the fight against infectious diseases more widely, the EU’s border assistance Mission, EUBAM Rafah, has donated a portable rapid deployable thermal imaging fever…
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Tunisia : High Representative/Vice-President Borrell had phone call with Prime Minister Fakhfakh

09 April 2020
High Representative /Vice-President Josep Borrell had a phone call with Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh last Tuesday. The High Representative congratulated the Prime Minister for his appointment and reaffirmed EU solidarity towards Tunisia and the Tunisian people in these difficult times,…
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Libya: Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the hospital attack in Tripoli

09 April 2020
The shelling of medical facilities in Libya such as Tripoli’s Al Khadra General Hospital on Tuesday, causing injuries and damages to the functionality of this medical facility, including its maternity and intensive care units, is unacceptable and must stop. This attack is even more deplorable at a…
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Coronavirus: European Union launches “Team Europe” package to support partner countries with more than €20 billion

09 April 2020
Yesterday, the European Union launched its “Team Europe” package to support partner countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The objective of the “Team Europe” approach is to combine resources from the EU, its Member States, and financial institutions, in…
Microplastics: EU-funded COMMON project puts marine species under observation

Microplastics: EU-funded COMMON project puts marine species under observation

08 April 2020
Sardines, red mullets, sea breams, cods, anchovies, tuna and red prawns: these are just some of the 116 species affected by marine litter, according to the ISPRA researchers, whose studies assess the presence of plastics and microplastics in the gastrointestinal tract to document their ingestion…
Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

08 April 2020
On Wednesday 8 April, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU's collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange to organise information webinars on opportunities it offers

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange to organise information webinars on opportunities offered

08 April 2020
Information webinars are organised to present the opportunities Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project offers. Webinars provide information on how to engage and benefit as a young individual, educator, youth organisation or Higher Education institution. The upcoming webinars are scheduled as follows…
UfM Member States to step up cooperation on research and innovation in the context of the COVID-19

UfM Member States to step up cooperation on research and innovation in the context of the COVID-19

08 April 2020
Conscious of the pressure that COVID-19 puts on health systems, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is exploring ways to speed and scale–up actions in the field of research and innovation. This was the objective of the virtual meeting of the UfM Regional Platform on Research and Innovation, held…
EU funds relief to flood victims in Egypt amid coronavirus outbreak

EU funds relief to flood victims in Egypt amid coronavirus outbreak

07 April 2020
In response to the severe weather and ensuing floods that hit Egypt from 12 March 2020 onwards, the European Commission has allocated €100,000 for relief to over 12,000 people in the most affected areas. Continued rains, heavy winds and flash floods over several days resulted in widespread damage…