Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

14 December 2018
In the framework of the Ninth Conference of Group of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5) held in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on 11-12 December 2018, the Ministers welcomed the leading role of the UfM in the promotion of regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of…
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The EU Delegation in Libya issues a statement regarding the security in the country

14 December 2018
The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya express their deep concern about the current security and socio-economic situation in the south of the country. They condemn the abhorrent murder of the six civilians taken hostage during the Da’esh attack on Al-Fuqaha in October and express…
UfM at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

The Union for the Mediterranean at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

13 December 2018
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has actively participated in COP24 in Poland, where it has presented two studies on the impact of climate change and on the state of play of climate finance in the region. A call for action towards a shared Mediterranean Climate Agenda is…
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Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement

13 December 2018
Three regional associations of energy regulatory authorities signed a Cooperation Arrangement yesterday in Vienna, Austria, that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions. The Council of…
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EU-funded project provides Economic Development Master classes to Mediterranean executives

12 December 2018
The Economic Development Master Classes are being launched as part of EBSOMED, a project co-financed by the European Union to strengthen business support organisations and business networks in the southern neighbourhood. The Economic Development Master Classes are certified training courses for…
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Libya: European Council adopts conclusions

11 December 2018
The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018. The Council states that the status quo in Libya is a prevalent source of…
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The EU at the Marrakesh Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration

10 December 2018
The European Union participates today and tomorrow at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakesh to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. At an early stage the EU contributed to the discussions and work on the Compact. The Compact provides the first international…
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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2018
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then. The EU remains a staunch supporter of civil…
UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

07 December 2018
Youth unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world. It is particularly urgent to implement solutions that enable young people without employment, education or training (NEETs) to find a place in the labour market and society. With this in mind, the Institut européen de…
Training module for the Libyan Navy carried out in Italy - Operation Sophia

EUNAVFOR MED training module for the Libyan Navy in Italy

07 December 2018
At the Italian Navy School in La Maddalena (Italy), a training module has been concluded last 30 November 2018, in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence,  Elisabetta Trenta, the Italian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Valter Girardelli, and the Chief of the Libyan Coastguard and Port…