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…
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Libya: European Union ambassadors visit in support of political process

13 March 2019
Ambassadors of the European Union and the Member States accredited to Libya held joint meetings yesterday in Tripoli with a number of high Libyan officials including Chairman of the Presidency Council Fayez Serraj, President of the High Council of State Khaled Meshri, Minister of Foreign Affairs…
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…
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EU supports women participation in local governance in Libya and Tunisia

11 March 2019
With the support of the European union, the International Development Centre for Innovative Local Governance (CILG VNG International) organised in Tunis, Tunisia, a round table entitled "Women and Local Development in Libya and Tunisia: Participation, Leadership and Empowerment" in the presence of…
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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…
Federica Mogherini

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the inter-parliamentary committee meeting on "Women's Power in Politics"

08 March 2019
(…) If you only see sixty, seventy years old white men in ties and the society does not look that way, you might feel a certain distance that might translate into a lack of trust, or a lack of confidence or a lack of identification. I believe we are serving not only girls' dreams, not only…

Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the final conference of the MENARA and MEDRESET projects, "The Middle East and the EU: New Realities, New Policies"

07 March 2019
(...) The Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa are somehow I believe at a crossroad. Here I would be interested in hearing your views. It is a very difficult context, we have lived in our region ten years of conflict and turmoil. There are maybe now little glimmers of hope that we…
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The European Agenda on Migration: EU needs to sustain progress made over the past 4 years

06 March 2019
Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission is today taking stock of progress made over the past 4 years and setting out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges. The most pressing issues that require further work are: Western Mediterranean route:…