Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

12 February 2020
The war in Syria is now in its ninth year. The most severe humanitarian catastrophe and security crisis is unfolding right now in the northwest of the country. In other parts of Syria we continue to see instability and dramatic human suffering. [...] The EU has major stakes in Syria and in the…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
New solutions for organic waste management: launch of EU-funded CLIMA project

New solutions for organic waste management: launch of EU-funded CLIMA project

11 February 2020
The launching event of the ENI CBC Med CLIMA project ("Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies") took place last month in Sestri Levante (Italy). The event, hosted by the lead beneficiary Sestri Levante Municipality, saw the participation of the six CLIMA…
Plastic Busters MPAs and COMMON projects team up to monitor the impacts of marine litter in sea turtles

Plastic Busters MPAs and COMMON projects team up to monitor the impacts of marine litter in sea turtles

10 February 2020
The partners of the Interreg Med Project Plastic Busters MPAs and the ENI-CBC Med COMMON have strengthened their collaboration at the occasion of a training on marine endangered species, organized by the University of Siena and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of Legambiente in Manfredonia (Italy).…
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Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the situation in Idlib, Syria

06 February 2020
Bombings and other attacks on civilians in north-west Syria must stop. The European Union urges all parties to the conflict to allow unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need of assistance and to respect the rules and obligations of international humanitarian law, including the protection of…
THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

05 February 2020
The new information system THETIS-Med went live this month in what is seen as a milestone in the EU’s efforts to foster regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. It will support the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC). It marks…
MEPP: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell on the US initiative

MEPP: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell on the US initiative

04 February 2020
The European Union is fully committed to the transatlantic partnership and values all efforts to help find a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The EU recalls its commitment to a negotiated two-State solution, based on 1967 lines, with equivalent land swaps, as may be agreed…
EU Nanobiotechnology Laboratory opens for training and capacity building to H2020 associated countries

EU Nanobiotechnology Laboratory opens for training and capacity building to H2020 associated countries

04 February 2020
The European Commission has opened its Joint Research Centre (JRC) Nanobiotechnology Laboratory for Training and Capacity Building for access to applicants from Enlargement and Integration Countries working in academia and research organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in…
EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

03 February 2020
A workshop on “Volunteerism, Population information and people response facing crisis” kicked off in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of the EU-funded PPRD South 3 project. Mr Federico Fernandez, Deputy Director of Training and Institutional relations, Antonia Garces, Head of Training of the…
EU-funded COMMON project at Ocean Action! Conference

EU-funded COMMON project at Ocean Action! Conference

03 February 2020
The EU-funded COMMON project will participate in Ocean Action! Conference on 5 February 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, with a short pitch on the project aims and on the next actions planned to fight marine litter. To end overfishing and harmful fishing practices, to phase out pollution from land and…