European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank and Lebanese government : financial agreement for the Greater Tripoli basin wastewater networks project

03 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon agreed the terms for a € 74 million loan to the Greater Tripoli Basin Wastewater Networks project, targeting the extension of wastewater networks in Tripoli and surrounding areas. The financing will be signed shortly…

Lebanon: The EU behind a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Litani River Authority and the Economic & Social Fund for Development

10 July 2019
In the framework of the new EU programme "Local development programme along the Litani River Basin", a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was recently signed by the Litani River Authority (LRA) and Economic Social Fund for Development - ESFD. Through this programme, the EU will support the LRA to…
 end child labour in agriculture

EU rallies to end child labour in agriculture

27 May 2019
To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are jointly organising a conference…

The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…

Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum to tackle market access and E-commerce

06 May 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) will hold a Business Forum in Cairo, Egypt on 18 June 2019, under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Egypt and the participation of Ministers, other senior government representatives, the private sector, civil society and international…

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is aiming for record investments of over €10 billion in 2019

06 May 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is aiming for record high investments of over €10 billion in 2019 as shareholders gather for the Bank’s Annual Meeting this week in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bank’s Board of Governors will be asked to approve the EBRD’s work…

Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…
EU Lebanon

The EU supports scientific & technological cooperation in Lebanon

11 April 2019
Today the EU delegation signed the terms of the Partnership for Research Innovation in the Mediterranean Area with Lebanon. Solutions to improve water availability sustainable agricultural production are at the heart of PRIMA (Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) in…
Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

Sustainable development: The Council of the European Union adopts conclusions

10 April 2019
The Council adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its…
EU Lebanon

Closing of the EU funded reforestation project in Lebanon

09 April 2019
Closing of the EU funded reforestation project with the Lebanese University in Baalbeck. Thanks to EU support 26.5 ha have been reforested. The EU has long been committed to contributing to the protection management of Lebanon's natural resources and fragile biodiversity, its forests, beaches air…