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European Union – The League of Arab States Summit will start in Egypt

22 February 2019
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will, alongside the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, represent the European Union at the 1st EU-League of Arab States (LAS) Summit on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Presidents will be…
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…
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…
Jordan: EU-funded Qudra programme promotes art projects to reduce tension between communities

Jordan: EU-funded Qudra programme promotes art projects to reduce tension between communities

21 February 2019
Recycling, graffiti, story-telling, painting and sculptors; all to provide children spaces to explore their creativity and talents while complementing their academic education. Participants and artists from Jordan and Syria visited Prince Mohammad Public Boy School in Zarqa, Jordan, to use art…
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An EU-funded project works to increase trade between Iraq and Jordan

20 February 2019
The EU-funded project “Upgrading Karamah Border Crossing Point: Improved Access to Economic Development and Enhanced Stability” works with IOM (International Organisation for Migration) Jordan and UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) to increase traffic through al-Karamah border and…
EU-funded CyberSouth organises meeting on cybercrime and electronic evidence

EU-funded CyberSouth organises meeting on cybercrime and electronic evidence

20 February 2019
The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Embassy of Lebanon in Romania, organized a breakfast briefing on the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and activities related to CyberSouth project in Bucharest, Romania. The briefing addressed representatives from Arab speaking Embassies such as…
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Jordan: Launch of two new EU-funded projects

19 February 2019
Under the patronage of H. E. Minister of Labour, Mr. Samir Murad, the European Union (EU), Oxfam and Plan International held a ceremony in the Chamber of Industry to launch two new projects aimed at promoting sustainable social entrepreneurship as a high potential driver of socioeconomic inclusion…
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…