AFrica-Europe Alliance

Africa-Europe Alliance: two new financial guarantees under the EU External Investment Plan

12 November 2019
In the margins of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, the European Commission signed two guarantee agreements with two Member States' development finance institution: the Dutch 'Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V' (FMO) and the Italian 'Cassa…
Idhna in Hebron Governorate, Palestine

With the support of the EU: Laying the cornerstone for the European-Palestinian Center for the E-Waste Treatment in Hebron Governorate

11 November 2019
In the presence of the Governor of Hebron, the President of the Environmental Quality Authority and representatives of the European Union and several ministries and local authorities, the cornerstone of the European-Palestinian Center for the E-Waste treatment was laid in the town of Idhna in…
EBRD deepens green finance in Egypt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development deepens green finance in Egypt

08 November 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting improvements in the energy efficiency of Egyptian private sector businesses, by providing a loan of US$ 15 million to the Arab African International Bank (AAIB). Loans will cover investments in green technologies, such as…
Eu contributing to the PA payment of October salaries and pensions

Palestine: the EU contributes €16.5 million to the payment of October salaries and pensions

07 November 2019
The European Union has made a contribution of €16.5 million to the payment of October salaries and pensions of more than 40,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank. This contribution is funded by the European Union as part of its Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian…
Study in Europe Webinar Series Africa 2019: join the online info sessions to learn about study options in Europe

Study in Europe Webinar Series Africa 2019: join the online info sessions to learn about study options in Europe

07 November 2019
You’ve always dreamed about getting a university education in Europe – but there are just so many possibilities to choose from? And there are so many questions to ask…? Well, now it’s the time to get answers! Join the online Study in Europe Webinar Series, online info sessions on study options in…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development addressing youth unemployment in West Bank and Gaza

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development addressing youth unemployment in West Bank and Gaza

07 November 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and its co-investors the Palestine Investment Fund, Semilla de Olivo and FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) are financing the first Palestinian employment-development impact bond to address high levels of youth unemployment…
EU celebrating Egyptian women scientists

The EU celebrates Egyptian women scientists who contributed to strengthening relations with Egypt in research and innovation

07 November 2019
Within the framework of the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) and the EU Gender Champion Initiative, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, organized a workshop today entitled "Women Empowerment…
Emerging Valley 2019: EU-funded FEMISE workshop to shed light on empowering women and youth change makers in the Mediterranean and Africa

Emerging Valley 2019: EU-funded FEMISE workshop to shed light on empowering women and youth change makers in the Mediterranean and Africa

07 November 2019
The latest edition of Emerging Valley, real gateway between African and European tech, is taking place on 3-5 December 2019 in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, France. This international summit attracts investors, African start-ups and emerging digital ecosystems that want to increase their…
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development increases its direct lending to women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development increases its direct lending to women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

06 November 2019
Under the Bank’s Women in Business (WiB) programme in Egypt, a US$ 5 million loan in local currency to Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services will increase access to finance for women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) which remain an underserved segment in Egypt. This loan will help…
delegation of the EBSOMED project visiting the International Trade Centre

EU-funded EBSOMED : visit of a delegtion to Geneva to meet representatives from the International Trade Centre

06 November 2019
As part of the development of the business country desk (BCD), a delegation of the EBSOMED project visited the International Trade Centre (ITC-Euromed Trade and Investment Facilitation Mechanism) at Geneva to meet representatives from the market development division for a preliminary meeting on the…