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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…
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EU Ambassador Lassen at the Lebanese Council of Women's regional conference

21 February 2019
At the Lebanese Council of Women's regional conference on "The impact of political, economic and social changes on the reality of Arab women" EU Ambassador Lassen opened saying "Fighting for gender equality is a constant battle that concerns all of us, within Europe and the Arab world. We need to…
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Lebanon: EU Ambassador Christina Lassen meets with Minister of Interior Raya El Hassan

19 February 2019
EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met yesterday with Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan and congratulated her on her new post, being the first woman to head a Ministry of Interior in the region. Ambassador Lassen assured Minister El Hassan of the European Union's full commitment…
Lebanon: EU co-financed Qudra programme rehabilitates social development centres

Lebanon: EU co-financed Qudra programme rehabilitates social development centres

19 February 2019
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Lebanon, Qudra is rehabilitating 9 Social Development Centres. Co-financed by the EU Madad Trust Fund and the German Government this rehabilitation is implemented by Expertise France to foster social stability between refugees and host…
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…