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…
Tunisia: EU-funded meetMED provides training on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings

Tunisia: EU-funded meetMED provides training on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings

20 February 2020
The meetMED Training on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Buildings is taking place on 24-28 February 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia. Its goal is to provide information about the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the building sector in a context of…
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…
Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

19 February 2020
A team from "Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer" (INSTM), partner of the EU-funded COMMON project, visited the port of Mahdia, Tunisia, to meet with the local fishermen community and share a questionnaire related to the pollution of the sea by plastic waste. A first meeting…
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,…
EU Police Mission delivers training for Palestinian judges on cryptocurrencies and cybercrime

EU Police Mission delivers training for Palestinian judges on cryptocurrencies and cybercrime

19 February 2020
In order to support Palestine’s efforts to combat cybercrime, the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) delivered a training for 6 Palestinian judges on 15 February 2020 on the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and the dark net. The objective was to provide a comprehensive…