HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

13 September 2019
The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
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EU/Southern neighbourhood: Union for the Mediterranean focus group to discuss the development of its youth strategy

13 September 2019
Taking advantage of the unique space for exchange, peer-learning, cooperation and networking that the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s University on Youth and Development offers, the UfM Secretariat aims at convening a focus group during the 20th edition of the event that is taking…
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EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
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The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development launches sector skills platform in Egypt’s electrical industry

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development launches sector skills platform in Egypt’s electrical industry

11 September 2019
Stepping up the fight against youth unemployment in Egypt, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), together with business associations and donor support, is launching the first sector-skills platform for the electrical equipment and cable industry in Egypt. The initiative will…
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EU-funded SANAD Technical Assistance Facility helps expand access to finance for Lebanese entrepreneurs

11 September 2019
The EU-funded Technical Assistance Facility of the SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD TAF) has partnered with the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to assist Lebanese microfinance provider Al Majmoua in transforming from a non-profit NGO into a commercial financial institution, regulated by the…
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EU in Egypt 12th photography competition celebrates Egyptian women champions

10 September 2019
The European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt launches its photography competition for the 12th year in a row. The competition is considered as part of the EU support to the Egyptian cultural scene and in promoting talents, as well as highlighting the various activities under the bilateral…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Board of Directors visits Egypt

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Board of Directors visits Egypt

09 September 2019
A delegation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors has begun a visit to Egypt today for an update and eyewitness account of the latest developments in the country. Board visits are part of a regular series of consultations by the Bank’s shareholders to…