European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
11th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)

11th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) to be held on 22-23 January 2020

14 January 2020
The 11th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 22 and 23 January 2020 at the invitation of Ms Ada Colau Ballano, Mayor of Barcelona and hosted by the Union for the Mediterranean. The ARLEM members will adopt the Action…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange : new online course on gender in/equality in media and journalism in February

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange : new online course on gender in/equality in media and journalism in February

13 January 2020
Interested in journalism and gender equality? Register for the new Erasmus + Virtual Echange online course “Gender In/Equality in Media and Journalism” that will be held from 3 February to 6 March 2020. The application deadline is 20 January. “Gender In/Equality in Media and Journalism” provides…
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Israel: Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the latest settlement announcements

09 January 2020
On January 5 and 6, the Israeli authorities approved the construction of almost two thousand housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, including the retroactive approval of already existing constructions, some of which were built on private Palestinian land. This decision…
Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

09 January 2020
The number of irregular border crossings detected on the European Union’s external borders last year fell to the lowest level since 2013 due to a drop in the number of people reaching European shores via the Central and Western Mediterranean routes. Preliminary 2019 data collected by Frontex, the…
Statement by President von der Leyen

Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…
The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

08 January 2020
The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have unanimously labelled the ENI CBC Med Programme, in particular its four thematic clusters of projects: environment and climate change, business and SMEs development, technological transfer and innovation and social inclusion and…
Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue to be held to scale up investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region

Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue to be held to scale up investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region

06 January 2020
The EU-funded meetMED is organising the Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue (MED-HLPD), the sustainable energy platform that brings together high-level representatives from international financing institutions, banks, private sector, international and regional organizations and governments.…
European Commission publishes video to highlight International Partnerships priorities for 2020-2025

European Commission publishes video to highlight International Partnerships priorities for 2020-2025

06 January 2020
The European Commission has published a short video showing Jutta Urpilainen, the new EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, member of the new College of the Von der Leyen Commission which took office on 1 December 2019. Mrs Urpilainen is entrusted with the mission to lead the global…
Vision Med 2030 Mashreq to build a shared vision for the Mediterranean : Apply now !

Vision Med 2030 Mashreq to build a shared vision for the Mediterranean : Apply now !

06 January 2020
Are you a young activist from the Mashreq Region? Are you involved in civil society? Do you want to shape the future of the Mediterranean? Apply before 12 January 2020 to take part in the second South-South Consultation Workshop “Vision Med 2030” to be held on 26 February-1 March 2020 in Amman,…