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For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
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Energy transition: EU-funded meetMED technical mission to Palestine kicks off this week

16 September 2019
The French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) and the Palestinian Energy Centre (PEC) are jointly organising a technical mission to Ramallah, Palestine, on 17-19 September 2019, as part of the EU-funded project meetMED and the activities of the Workstream “National Renewable…
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Rabat hosts a Mediterranean meeting about climate change as part of the CLima-Med programme, financed by the European Union

16 September 2019
Eleven Moroccan towns particularly concerned by the development of action plans for access to sustainable energy and the climate took part, as pilot towns, in a Mediterranean meeting that took place in Rabat as part of the CLima-Med programme, financed by the European Union. This meeting helped to…
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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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Palestine : EU issues statement to recall its position regarding changes to pre-1967 borders

12 September 2019
The Office of the EU Representative in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has published the following statement on its Facebook page: “As reaffirmed in numerous Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the EU will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other…
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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators looks into ways to reduce network losses

12 September 2019
On 11 September 2019, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) Consumer Working Group (CUS WG) met in Milan to discuss the ongoing drafting of the report on "Regulatory Practices on Handling Technical and Non-Technical Losses". The report will collect several case studies from…