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European Union – The League of Arab States Summit will start in Egypt

22 February 2019
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will, alongside the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, represent the European Union at the 1st EU-League of Arab States (LAS) Summit on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Presidents will be…
UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

22 February 2019
Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological…
MEDSTAT IV

The EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project measures international migration in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South region

22 February 2019
Jointly with the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), MEDSTAT IV organised a new regional workshop on the experiences and tools related to MED-HIMS (Ankara, 14-16 February 2019). The workshop mainly highlighted the importance of producing…
European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

19 February 2019
The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development issues such as poverty eradication and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Applications are now open, from 18 February to 14 April for…
EU Libya

Federica Mogherini meets with the Prime Minister of Libya and UN Secretary General Special Representative for Libya

18 February 2019
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met with the Prime Minister of Libya Fayez Mustafa al-Serraj and the Special Representative for Libya of the UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé in separate meetings, in the margins of the Munich Security Conference. They discussed how to…
Libya

EU-Libya: Towards a better cooperation

18 February 2019
Last week, the Minister of Social Affairs, Ms Faida Mansour El-Shafi, met with the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya. The meeting focused on cooperation between Libya and the European Union, especially in terms of technical support, training and implementation of some programmes related to…
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The EU-funded project MEDSTAT IV organises a technical workshop in Lisbon

18 February 2019
After having addressed the creation of the business registers and their regular updating at the occasion of several technical events in the past 3 years, MEDSTAT IV is now opening the discussion on quality with the ENP-South countries. Two representatives from each of the countries will meet in…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries take part in awareness raising workshop on sulphur regulation

EU-funded SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries take part in awareness raising workshop on sulphur regulation

15 February 2019
On 13-14 February 2019, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Environment) organised a workshop on Sulphur Regulation with the technical assistance of the European Maritime Safety Agency. The workshop was hosted in the Agency’s premises in Lisbon. Representatives from EU member States…
The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

15 February 2019
The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Nasser Kamel, participated in the 6th Summit of Presidents of Parliament and the 15th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM (PA-UfM), which took place in Strasbourg on the 13th and 14th February. The annual…
EIB Africa

European Investment Bank engagement in Africa in 2018 : EUR 3.3 billion

15 February 2019
In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for private sector and infrastructure investment in 20 African countries. Addressing the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank confirmed that 2018…