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Euromed Police analysts convene to work on threat assessment

12 November 2019
The International Cooperation Division of the French Interior Ministry (DCI) hosted the meeting of the Euromed Police Analysis Network last month. Over two days, the analysts from the Euromed Police partner countries worked on the project’s flagship product: the Euromed Police Threat Assessment,…
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Euromed Police high-level meeting : envisioning the future of euro-Mediterranean police cooperation

08 November 2019
Euromed Police held its 4th High-Level Meeting last month at Europol headquarters in the Hague, Holland, in conjunction with the European Police Chiefs Convention. High-Level Meetings are an opportunity for South Partner Countries (SPC), EU member states and institutional stakeholders (such as the…
European Border and Coast Guard Agency explores possibilities for cooperation with Morocco on cross-border security

European Border and Coast Guard Agency explores possibilities for cooperation with Morocco on cross-border security

06 November 2019
Last week, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, hosted the 24th International Border Police Conference (IBPC), a bi-annual event that brought together law enforcement executives from nearly 100 countries on five continents, as well as representatives of international organisations,…
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PPRD South: Initiative for a strengthened euro Mediterranean collaboration in terms of prevention, preparedness and natural disasters management

04 November 2019
Sixteen managers and high-ranking officers will meet in Rome on 5-7 November 2019. Coming from national services of civil protection and disaster risk management agencies of South Mediterranean partner countries, they will identify a common road map in order to enhance national and regional…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists – 2nd November 2019

31 October 2019
Freedom of expression, in all its forms, is the very essence of democracy. Only with a thriving, free and independent media landscape, we can hold governments, businesses and society at large accountable. And precisely for this fundamental right, far too often, journalists and media workers are…
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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

24 October 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights…
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Survey: Europeans show continued support for international development

23 October 2019
This year's Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation shows a widespread consensus amongst European citizens on the importance of international cooperation and development. Almost 9 in 10 EU citizens say that development cooperation is important to support people in developing countries,…
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European Maritime Safety Agency hosts seminar to promote safety of life and property at sea and protect marine environment

18 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,…
EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…