UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

22 February 2019
Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological…
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EU on Tax Revenues between Israel and Palestine

22 February 2019
Following the Israeli decision to withhold some of funds from the tax revenues Israel regularly transfers to the Palestinian Authority under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority announced yesterday that it would no longer accept any tax revenues, unless transferred in full. The EU has been…
MEDSTAT IV

The EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project measures international migration in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South region

22 February 2019
Jointly with the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), MEDSTAT IV organised a new regional workshop on the experiences and tools related to MED-HIMS (Ankara, 14-16 February 2019). The workshop mainly highlighted the importance of producing…
European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

19 February 2019
The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development issues such as poverty eradication and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Applications are now open, from 18 February to 14 April for…
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The EU-funded project MEDSTAT IV organises a technical workshop in Lisbon

18 February 2019
After having addressed the creation of the business registers and their regular updating at the occasion of several technical events in the past 3 years, MEDSTAT IV is now opening the discussion on quality with the ENP-South countries. Two representatives from each of the countries will meet in…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries take part in awareness raising workshop on sulphur regulation

EU-funded SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries take part in awareness raising workshop on sulphur regulation

15 February 2019
On 13-14 February 2019, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Environment) organised a workshop on Sulphur Regulation with the technical assistance of the European Maritime Safety Agency. The workshop was hosted in the Agency’s premises in Lisbon. Representatives from EU member States…
The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

15 February 2019
The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Nasser Kamel, participated in the 6th Summit of Presidents of Parliament and the 15th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM (PA-UfM), which took place in Strasbourg on the 13th and 14th February. The annual…
Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

13 February 2019
UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, hosted this week a discussion between Josep Borrell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation of Spain, and 15 experts and researchers from different Euro-Mediterranean countries on the state of the region and its perspectives horizon 2030…
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Israeli ministries and agencies receive EU-funded TAIEX events

13 February 2019
In the first weeks of February and March 2019, Israeli ministries and agencies organise four EU-funded TAIEX workshops to improve and harmonize Israeli practices with those in the European Union. On 5-6 February the Standards Institute of Israel hosted a TAIEX workshop to assist the chemistry…
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Local EU statement on the extension of the ban on Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem

13 February 2019
The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah deeply regret the extension of the ban on Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem, including the Orient House and the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which have now been prevented from operating for the past 18 years. The EU firmly believes that…