European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters small businesses in Tunisia

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters small businesses in Tunisia

09 December 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the competitiveness of small firms in Tunisia by increasing the availability of funds, with a €5 million loan to Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL). These funds will help CIL finance small local businesses, a…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
Tunisia: EU-funded EBSOMED offers training on design thinking for Business Support Organisations

Tunisia: EU-funded EBSOMED offers training on design thinking for Business Support Organisations

28 November 2019
In the framework of EU-funded EBSOMED project and following the outcomes of the first BSO management academy on Strategic Planning for BSOs, held last year in Lebanon, CAWTAR will organize the BSO Management Academy “Design Thinking for Business Support Organisations (BSOs)” on November 29-30, 2019…
EU-funded programme to support private sector in Libya held first steering committee

EU-funded programme to support private sector in Libya held first steering committee

27 November 2019
The first Steering Committee of the European Union for Private Sector in Libya (EU4PSL) was held on 22 November with the participation of Mr. Alan Bugeja, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Libya. The meeting approved the implementation steps of the activities as well as the…
EU-funded EBSOMED project addresses the issue of internationalisation as a booster for small and medium enterprises’ growth

EU-funded EBSOMED project addresses the issue of internationalisation as a booster for small and medium enterprises’ growth

25 November 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded EBSOMED project, Promos Italia, with the coordination of EUROCHAMBRES, will organize the Business Support Organisations (BSO) Management Academy “Internationalisation as a booster for small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) Growth” in Ravenna, Italy, on 5-6 December…
Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
EU4PSL workshop in Tunisia

Libya : EU4PSL workshop to conduct a capacity assessment and develop a capacity building plan for the Ministry of Economy’s private sector department

15 November 2019
A workshop was organised in Tunisia with the Private Sector and Investment Department Staff, on 14 and 15 November in the framerwork of EU4PSL, an EU co-funded project on the development of the private sector in Libya, implemented by Expertise France. The main objectives of the workshop were to…
GREENinMED Malaga, Spain

Series of EU-funded cross-border cooperation projects kick off

15 November 2019
GREENinMED is to be launched on 27 November in Malaga, Spain. The project, which will be implemented in Spain, France and Israel, proposes an integrated approach for the development of new products and services addressed to the efficient use of water and energy and reduction in consumption by 10%…
Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum

Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum: a unique opportunity for women to grow their leadership skills

15 November 2019
The 2019 edition of the Women Business Forum will be celebrated on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona that is expected to gather over 1.000 start-ups and world’s leading companies and more than 25.000 visitors ranging from…
AFrica-Europe Alliance

Africa-Europe Alliance: two new financial guarantees under the EU External Investment Plan

12 November 2019
In the margins of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, the European Commission signed two guarantee agreements with two Member States' development finance institution: the Dutch 'Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V' (FMO) and the Italian 'Cassa…