Environnement - The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

12 December 2019
The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said…
Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

12 December 2019
The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window - adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect…
EU-funded meetMED and the Union for the Mediterranean: building a way forward for EE in appliances

EU-funded meetMED and the Union for the Mediterranean: building a way forward for EE in appliances

12 December 2019
On 4 and 5 December 2019, 20 experts from Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Portugal gathered at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Barcelona, Spain for the first meeting of the UfM Working Group (WG) on Energy…
Global Climate City Challenge

Global Climate City Challenge: a Clima-Med partner city selected

12 December 2019
At the UN Climate Change COP25, five frontrunner cities have been selected for their ambitious and potentially transformative urban climate projects that could receive technical support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to get their projects off the ground. The following cities: Cotonou (…
EU-funded project provides training on energy audits in industrial small to medium-sized enterprises

EU-funded project provides training on energy audits in industrial small to medium-sized enterprises

11 December 2019
The meetMED training seminar on the methodology for the elaboration of energy audits in industrial Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is taking place from 8 to 12 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Hosted by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), this event is…
Energy regulators exchange at the highest level to respond to the challenges of growing role of gas and renewable energy in the Mediterranean

Energy regulators exchange at the highest level to respond to the challenges of growing role of gas and renewable energy in the Mediterranean

11 December 2019
Yesterday, the Presidents and Commissioners of Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Authorities gathered in Rome to exchange approaches and good practices with regards to renewable energy development and the growing role of gas, which imply important challenges and require the adaption of the energy…
The EU stands up for human rights

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
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…