Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
EU Ambassador Surkoš

Egypt: The EU's conference on "Enhancing Bilateral and Regional Cooperation on Labour Mobility in the Mediterranean Region"

21 March 2019
The European Union and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry launched a two-day conference on "Strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation on labour mobility in the Mediterranean region" in Cairo. EU Ambassador Surkoš stressed the importance of cooperation and dialogue among the various parties…
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international…
Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

14 March 2019
The Call for submissions for the Migration Media Award, aimed at showcasing and awarding journalistic excellence in the Euro-Mediterranean region, has been launched. It is for the third time that journalists reporting on migration have the chance to receive the EU-funded award. The 2019 edition…
EU-funded CyberSouth project provides training on dark web and crypto currencies

EU-funded CyberSouth project provides training on dark web and crypto currencies

14 March 2019
Twenty-three law enforcement representatives from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, France and Romania took part in a training on the dark web and virtual currencies. The event was held on 5-8 March in Bucharest, Romania, in the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth Project. The goal of…

Opening of the third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region"

12 March 2019
The EU is hosting the third Brussels conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019) co-chaired with the United Nations on 12-14 March. This year's conference will address the most critical humanitarian and resilience issues affecting Syrians and communities hosting…
EU Lebanon

Lebanon: EU Ambassador Christina Lassen meets with Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy and Water

11 March 2019
EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met separately with Minister of Environment Fadi Jreissati and Minister of Energy and Water Nada Boustani, wishing them success in their new appointments. The meetings were the opportunity to discuss the ministers' respective plans and to raise a cross-cutting issue…
EU-funded FEMISE

EU-funded FEMISE concludes strategic partnership for women in the Mediterranean with Altafemina and “Institut de la Méditerranée”

11 March 2019
FEMISE, Altafemina and “Institut de la Méditerranée” are committed actors in their efforts to contribute to inclusive development models, to advocate values of diversity and solidarity and are aware of the need to pool resources to act for strengthening women’s engagement in the Mediterranean. This…
Euromed Police

Euromed Police teams up with the Public Security Directorate of Jordan to work on firearms trafficking

11 March 2019
The Euromed Police Project has invited specialists from the Southern and the Northern Mediterranean to explore the management of operations related to firearms trafficking across land borders. The aim was to identify the main capacity gaps for law enforcement authorities regarding the conduct of…
European Parliament

EU external action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change for 2021-2027

08 March 2019
This week, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, channel the…