EU-funded SAFEMED IV project training focused on port facility security

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project training focused on port facility security

28 November 2019
The training on port facility security under the Maritime Security component of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 19 – 20 November 2019 at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) premises in Lisbon. 14 participants from Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia attended the…
Euromed Transport Rail Project takes part in conference on European Train Control System technology

Euromed Transport Rail Project takes part in conference on European Train Control System technology

19 November 2019
The EU Agency for Railways organised last month a seminar aimed at increasing the understanding on European Train Control System (ETCS) technology and exchanging practices on signaling systems. Throughout the seminar, delegations from Western Balkans and Southern Mediterranean countries expanded…
Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

08 November 2019
The Annual Steering Committee of the EUMedRail project was held in Brussels on 6 November 2019. Hosted by the Directorate for Mobility of the European Commission, the Steering Committee took place prior to the celebration of the UfM Working Groups (WGs) on Land, Air and Maritime Transport &…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

06 November 2019
Under the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) delivered a training on the implementation and enforcement of the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Management Convention. Overall, 18 participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan,…
Moroccan merchant marine inspectors benefited from EU-funded training on Port State Control

Moroccan merchant marine inspectors benefited from EU-funded training on Port State Control

15 October 2019
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organized a training on Port State Control in Morocco on 7-11 October 2019, within the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project. 14 inspectors from the Merchant Marine Directorate participated in the training. Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign…
EU-funded SAFEMED project reviews activities performed and endorses 2020-2021 Action Plan

EU-funded SAFEMED project reviews activities performed and endorses 2020-2021 Action Plan

01 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised the 3rd SAFEMED IV Steering Committee in early September 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting was attended by various participants from the project’s beneficiary countries, namely from Egypt…
EU-funded SAFEMED provides training to Vessel Traffic Service Supervisors of partner countries

EU-funded SAFEMED provides training to Vessel Traffic Service Supervisors of partner countries

30 September 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised a training for Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Supervisors. Overall, ten participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have undergone the training early this month in Turku,…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost trade in West Bank and Gaza

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost trade in West Bank and Gaza

26 September 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Palestinian exporters and importers by providing US $2 million in trade financing to Quds Bank under EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP). The financing will help Quds Bank, the third-largest commercial bank in West Bank…
EU evaluates impact of trade chapters of Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with Mediterranean partners

EU evaluates impact of trade chapters of Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with Mediterranean partners

25 September 2019
The Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) of the European Commission has commissioned an evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to the Consortium consisting of CASE –…
INTERPOL

EU-Neighbourhood Partner Countries cooperation help dismantle criminal networks in the Mediterranean

20 September 2019
A maritime border operation coordinated by INTERPOL has detected more than a dozen suspected foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) travelling across the Mediterranean. Operation Neptune II (24 July – 8 September) focused on the threats posed by suspected FTFs potentially using maritime routes between…