MedFish4Ever

EU promotes sustainable fisheries in the Mediterranean at high-level conference on MedFish4Ever initiatives

13 June 2019
The countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea met on 11 and 12 June, in Marrakech, Morocco, for the high-level conference of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean on restoring healthy fisheries in this important sea basin. Adopted in 2017, the Declaration sets in motion a new…
EU to organise symposium on environmental economics and green transition

EU to organise symposium on environmental economics and green transition

07 June 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising the third symposium on environmental economics and the green transition in advanced and emerging markets on 13-14 June at the EBRD headquarters. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to…
UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities towards energy transition

UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities towards energy transition

04 June 2019
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean is organizing the 2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transition in Lisbon on 18 July 2019. The Forum is in line with the fulfillment of the UfM Roadmap aiming to “foster…
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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators to organise its general assembly and workshop

03 June 2019
On 18 and 19 June, MEDREG will hold its 27th General Assembly in Tirana (Albania) to discuss the progress of the activities delivered under the Action Plan 2019, the cooperation with external partners and the organisation’s strategy for 2020-2022, among other things. The General Assembly will be…
UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

28 May 2019
Message from the Secretary General Nasser Kamel: “This year’s annual report is particularly special as it provides an overview of UfM activities during 2018; a year that marked the 10th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean. (..) While several regional challenges had stalled cooperation…
Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

24 May 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) hosted the Regional Conference “Shared Views on key issues in the Mediterranean” on 22-23 May in Barcelona. More than 100 representatives of the civil society and youth organisations were brought together to discuss how to best address environmental,…
Civil society and youth’s views for an inclusive and sustainable future in the Mediterranean

Civil society and youth’s views for an inclusive and sustainable future in the Mediterranean

21 May 2019
100 representatives of civil society, youth organisations and non-state actors from the Euro-Mediterranean will meet to discuss regional challenges during the UfM Regional Dialogue on “Shared views on key issues in the Mediterranean”, which will take place on 22-23 May 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.…
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The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

14 May 2019
Fossil fuel subsidies have been used for decades to support economic activities, but above all, officially, to enable poorest households to access low-cost energy services. That being the case, regardless of the country, this reality remains highly questionable given that most of these subsidies…