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Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

03 December 2019
In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational…
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,…
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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…
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…
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EU Climate Diplomacy Week begins

25 September 2019
On 24 September, the EU joined in the second Climate Diplomacy Week of 2019. Until 6 October, EU Delegations and embassies of several EU Member States around the world are holding various events to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire further…
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#EUBeachCleanUp: EU organises record number of cleaning actions worldwide

20 September 2019
On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are joining hands with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year's campaign will run through October, culminating on Saturday 21 September, the International Coastal CleanUp…
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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…
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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…