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,…
ICMPD organising the 5th Civil Society Training Workshop

EU trains Libyan civil society organisations on migration governance

18 October 2019
On 12-16 October, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) co-organised in Tunis, with the EU Delegation to Libya and the Libyan Government of National Accord’s National Team for Border Security and Management (NTBSM), the 5th Civil Society Training Workshop “Advocacy and…
2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum

2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum takes women business to the next level

18 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is organising the third edition of Women Business Forum (WBF) in the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The WBF aims at providing a platform for dialogue, exchange of experience and networking opportunities for…
EU Bank boosting sustainable growth of municipalities in Jordan

Jordan: EIB providing EUR 45 million to Cities and Villages Development Bank

18 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CDVB) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 45 million to finance energy efficiency projects targeting municipal, building and lighting infrastructure in Jordan. This first EIB…
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The European Investment Bank boosts resilient and sustainable growth of municipalities in Jordan

17 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CDVB) have signed a loan agreement of €45 million to finance energy efficiency projects targeting municipal, building and lighting infrastructure in Jordan. The financing…
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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…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
MOE UE chief Fabio Massimo Castaldo

EU election observation mission highlights Tunisia’s prevailing position on the regional democratic scene

16 October 2019
“The second round of the presidential election of 13 October took place peacefully and the election process was conducted efficiently and in a transparent manner,” noted the EU election observation mission (MOE UE) in Tunisia, which deployed 75 observers in 401 polling stations. “The efficient…
EESC President Luca Jahier

Statement by the European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier on the situation in North-East Syria

16 October 2019
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU body representing European civil society, firmly condemns Turkey's military operation in North-East Syria. As representatives of civil society, we are deeply concerned about the humanitarian costs of this intervention and urge the Turkish…
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…