European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) seminar

European Maritime Safety Agency hosts seminar to promote safety of life and property at sea and protect marine environment

18 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,…
EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…

FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

17 October 2019
The Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) is keen on evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology in order to detect and prevent crime. In order to support their internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and development of their information management tools, three PCP…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
EU condemns Turkey’s military action in Syria

Syria: EU condemns Turkey’s military action

15 October 2019
On Monday 14 October, EU foreign affairs ministers, gathered in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, have condemned Turkey's military action in north east Syria. "We have a common united European Union position … on the developments in the north-east of Syria … there is a clear condemnation…
North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

15 October 2019
The Council recalls the 9 October 2019 Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union and urges Turkey again to cease its unilateral military action in North East Syria and to withdraw its forces. The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriously undermines the…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
Ministerial Regional Forum of the UfM

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum: focus on regional cooperation and environmental changes

11 October 2019
Co-chaired by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) took place on 10 October 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.  “ We cannot be multilateral alone.…

Palestine: EU Police and Rule of Law Mission supports capacity building trainings for Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Officers

11 October 2019
Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Special Police Force (SPF) is currently running a joint project with the Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Department (CRCD) in order to enhance their capabilities in several fields such as self-defence, crowd control, first aid and human rights. This project is…