Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation

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,…
MEDREG Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators to highlight achievements, approach and vision in high-level Energy Forum

MEDREG Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators to highlight achievements, approach and vision in high-level Energy Forum

23 October 2019
MEDREG is organizing a high-level Energy Forum on 6 November in Brussels. The date approximatively coincides with the finalization of the plurennial Grant Contract with the European Commission and the event shall clearly highlight MEDREG’s ambitions. The Forum will highlight MEDREG’s achievements…
Towards a water financing and investment roadmap for regional action: EU-Union for the Mediterranean Water Governance & Business Forum

Towards a water financing and investment roadmap for regional action: EU-Union for the Mediterranean Water Governance & Business Forum

22 October 2019
The EU-UfM Business and Governance Forum brought together in Cairo over 120 high-level actors involved in the water and financing sectors at national and regional level to discuss EU, Mediterranean and Egyptian water issues including the UfM vision, plan and action towards sustainable development…
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) seminar

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…
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FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
EU condemns Turkey’s military action in Syria

Syria: EU condemns Turkey’s military action

15 October 2019
On Monday 14 October, EU foreign affairs ministers, gathered in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, have condemned Turkey's military action in north east Syria. "We have a common united European Union position … on the developments in the north-east of Syria … there is a clear condemnation…
North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

15 October 2019
The Council recalls the 9 October 2019 Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union and urges Turkey again to cease its unilateral military action in North East Syria and to withdraw its forces. The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriously undermines the…
Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

15 October 2019
Last week, the meetMED project was invited to participate in the Clima-MED workshop on the Action Plans for Access to Sustainable Energy and for Climate (PAAEDCs) held at the Centre of Training and Decentralisation Support (CFAD) in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was an occasion for meetMED and Clima…