European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters small businesses in Tunisia

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters small businesses in Tunisia

09 December 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the competitiveness of small firms in Tunisia by increasing the availability of funds, with a €5 million loan to Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL). These funds will help CIL finance small local businesses, a…
First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

04 December 2019
The first UfM Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing, organised in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED), will be held on 5 December 2019 in Rome, Italy. The special topic of the conference is “Public-Private Partnerships and Financial Sustainability of the Water Sector…
EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

04 December 2019
The national delegations of the 14 participating countries will meet in Amman, Jordan, on the 4-5 December 2019 on the occasion of the sixth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), the decision-making body of the EU-funded ENI CBC Med Programme. The members of the JMC will approve the…
The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

03 December 2019
The Workshop on “Tourism: Generating jobs for Youth in the MENA Region” will take place on 4 December 2019 at the UfM Headquarters in Barcelona. The event is a follow up of the UfM Secretariat’s Brainstorming Meeting on Tourism, held on 30 November 2018 which aimed at setting up a regional platform…
Blue solar panel

EU-funded meetMED workshop to point the finger at risks and barriers for the financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources in the Mediterranean

03 December 2019
The EU-funded meetMED project is organizing a workshop on the Investment Climate for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in Selected Mediterranean Countries on 4 December in Rome, Italy. The workshop aims at presenting the reports on Algeria and Palestine that meetMED has prepared on…
President von der Leyen

Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

03 December 2019
In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational…
Clima-Med project at COP 25

Clima-Med to showcase regional actions tackling climate change in the South Mediterranean jointly with the UfM during the COP25 in Madrid, Spain

03 December 2019
The Clima-Med project is joining the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Madrid, Spain from 2-13 December 2019, under the Presidency of the Government of Chile. Together with…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
Energy efficiency in public schools: EU-funded ESMES project is ready to start!

Energy efficiency in public schools: EU-funded ESMES project is ready to start!

28 November 2019
In the framework of ENI CBC Med Program, the German Jordanian University (GJU) in Jordan hosted the kick-off meeting of ESMES Project (Energy Smart Mediterranean Schools Network) on 27 November 2019. The event, organized by the German Jordanian University, one of the project partner, is the first…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…