Euromed Police project and closing conference lay the foundation of future Euro-Mediterranean police community

Euromed Police project and closing conference lay the foundation of future Euro-Mediterranean police community

27 January 2020
On 16 January, Euromed Police held its closing conference at the Academy Palace in Brussels. The event convened around eighty representatives and experts from partner countries on both sides of the Mediterranean. Following the opening speeches, the Euromed Police team summarized the main…
Euromed Migration IV project takes part in Global Forum on Migration and Development

Euromed Migration IV project takes part in Global Forum on Migration and Development

23 January 2020
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is participating in the 12th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit in the framework of numerous projects. The Forum, which is held in Quito, Ecuador, during the week of 20 - 24 January 2020, welcomes about 1000…
Lebanon: Statement by the Spokesperson on the formation of the new Government

Lebanon: Statement by the Spokesperson on the formation of the new Government

23 January 2020
The announcement of the formation of the new Government in Lebanon is an essential step towards ensuring that the country can address the multiple crises affecting it. The incoming Lebanese Government must swiftly tackle the acute economic challenges and enact structural reforms to respond to the…
EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

22 January 2020
PPRD South 3 is holding its second high level workshop on how to work with the European civil protection mechanism (UCPM) for preventing, preparing and managing major emergencies. Countries outside the EU can ask the Mechanism to intervene during a disaster. Participants from Algeria, Israel,…
“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedards” exhibition

“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars” exhibition : a new comic book illustrating the daily life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

17 January 2020
Première Urgence Internationale, a European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis (EUTF Syria) partner, held on December 2019 a successful event to launch “Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars”, a comic book about the daily life of Syrian refugees and vulnerable…
European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

15 January 2020
EU-funded scholarship programmes are helping young Syrian refugees pursue an education, learn hands-on job skills and become self-reliant in tough circumstances. But thanks to projects financed by the €1.9 billion EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, these young people with…
Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

09 January 2020
The number of irregular border crossings detected on the European Union’s external borders last year fell to the lowest level since 2013 due to a drop in the number of people reaching European shores via the Central and Western Mediterranean routes. Preliminary 2019 data collected by Frontex, the…
Statement by President von der Leyen

Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…
European Commission publishes video to highlight International Partnerships priorities for 2020-2025

European Commission publishes video to highlight International Partnerships priorities for 2020-2025

06 January 2020
The European Commission has published a short video showing Jutta Urpilainen, the new EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, member of the new College of the Von der Leyen Commission which took office on 1 December 2019. Mrs Urpilainen is entrusted with the mission to lead the global…