Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

17 February 2020
The Council has added, on Monday 17 February, eight prominent businessmen and two entities linked to those businessmen to the list of persons and entities subject to the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters. Their activities directly benefited the Assad regime, including through…
Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

12 February 2020
The war in Syria is now in its ninth year. The most severe humanitarian catastrophe and security crisis is unfolding right now in the northwest of the country. In other parts of Syria we continue to see instability and dramatic human suffering. [...] The EU has major stakes in Syria and in the…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
EU-funded CONNEKT: roundtable to launch new project

EU-funded CONNEKT: roundtable to launch new project

10 February 2020
What drives young people to violent extremism? Which are the main research gaps on this issue? A roundtable discussion with speakers from Belgium, Egypt, Tunisia and Kosovo has dealt with this issue today in Barcelona, Spain. The event marks the launch of the EU-funded CONNEKT project, led by the…
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Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the situation in Idlib, Syria

06 February 2020
Bombings and other attacks on civilians in north-west Syria must stop. The European Union urges all parties to the conflict to allow unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need of assistance and to respect the rules and obligations of international humanitarian law, including the protection of…
EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

03 February 2020
A workshop on “Volunteerism, Population information and people response facing crisis” kicked off in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of the EU-funded PPRD South 3 project. Mr Federico Fernandez, Deputy Director of Training and Institutional relations, Antonia Garces, Head of Training of the…
New EU visa rules

New EU visa rules

03 February 2020
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal…
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…