World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

27 February 2020
On world Non-Governmental Organisation Day, celebrated on 27 February, the European Union applauds the fundamental contribution made by civil society organisations to the promotion of human rights, good governance, democracy and the rule of law. As such, they are key partners for the successful…
MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

26 February 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) are launching a survey addressing MSMEs in the MENA region in order to assess the level of digital engagement of MSMEs, as well as their capacity to adapt to digitalisation, the…
Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

26 February 2020
Registration is now open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum. The event will take place on 13-14 May in London, UK. The theme of the 2020 Business Forum is Developing the Future: Inspiring private sector investment for sustainable development…
EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

25 February 2020
In 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided €3 billion of new financing that will support €10.7 billion of transformational investment across Africa. “Africa is a key priority for the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The European Investment Bank is committed to working…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

20 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to US$ 100 million to food and beverages producer Almarai for new investments in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi company operates in Egypt and Jordan through its respective subsidiaries Beyti and Teeba. In Egypt, the loan will…
Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector under EU project

19 February 2020
The first official presentation of the 'TEX-MED Alliances' project will take place on 20 February in Barcelona, Spain. The event organized by TEXFOR - lead partner of the initiative - will offer to local entrepreneurs and stakeholders a complete overview of the project’s objectives and the support…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development backs programme to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

19 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco, teaming up with other international financial institutions to deliver funding under an Islamic finance structure, also known as a “Commodity Murabaha”, that the…
Egypt: The EU Bank finances the upgrade and expansion of Alexandria West WWTP

Egypt: The EU Bank finances the upgrade and expansion of Alexandria West WWTP

19 February 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a financing agreement of EUR 120 million with the Arab Republic of Egypt to support the expansion and upgrade of the Alexandria West Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The financing will contribute to improving sanitation services for people in…
Campus Tour Egypt 2020: coming soon in Cairo and Alexandria

Campus Tour Egypt 2020: coming soon in Cairo and Alexandria

18 February 2020
The EU Delegation to Egypt and the EU Neighbours South project are organising a Campus Tour #EU4YOUth in Egypt in February 2020. The event is held under the framework of the #EU4YOUth regional communication campaign running in seven countries of the Southern Neighbourhood region. The theme chosen…