European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

15 July 2019
Notwithstanding the reduced number of thematic priorities (7), the results of the call show once again the interest of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership for the ENI CBC Med Programme. 198 proposals were submitted under the call for strategic projects, closed on the 3rd of July. The financial value…
Union for the Mediterranean Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities in their efforts towards energy transition

Union for the Mediterranean Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities in their efforts towards energy transition

12 July 2019
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean will organize the 2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transition in Lisbon on 18 July 2019. The Forum is in line with the fulfillment of the UfM Roadmap aiming to “foster…
EU Aid for Trade - Progress Report 2019

The EU launched its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019

10 July 2019
On the occasion of the 7th Global Aid for Trade Review at the WTO in Geneva, from 3 to 5 July 2019, the EU is pleased to launch its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019 as a contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and as an illustration of EU support to partner countries’ trade and productive…
Africa-Europe Alliance

Africa-Europe Alliance: EU invests over €100 million in African economic integration

09 July 2019
The European Commission recently adopted a set of projects in support of African economic integration. The initiatives, worth €101.5 million, focus on infrastructure, intellectual property rights and improving the investment climate in Africa. These new projects are the first batch of 2019 actions…
#YoungMedvoices2030

EU-supported Young Mediterranean Voices programme launched a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth

09 July 2019
The government of Spain is partnering in the launch of #YoungMedvoices2030, a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth in accelerating the implementation of the global Agenda for Sustainable Development. The campaign is affiliated to “Young Mediterranean Voices”, the region’s leading…
The European Council

The European Council adopts conclusions: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world

08 July 2019
The EU Council adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council…
SWIM and Horizon 2020

About the Closing Conference of the EU funded SWIM and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism

08 July 2019
The Closing Conference of the EU funded SWIM and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism (SWIM-H2020 SM) was held on the 8th of April 2019, in Brussels, Belgium. During the meeting the SWIM-H2020 SM results, achievements and lessons learned were presented and discussed. The Project’s contribution to reduced…
MEDREG is funded by the EU

EU co-funded MEDREG raises the regulators' voice on fostering innovative alliances in the Western Mediterranean

05 July 2019
The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) participated in the MedThink 5+5 Dialogue Conference held on 1-2 July in Malta, on “Fostering Innovative Alliances in the Western Mediterranean: A Basin of Opportunities for a Sustainable Future”. MEDREG presented the organisation’s work…
City Centre Almaza

US$ 200m European loan for Cairo’s green shopping centre

05 July 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a US$ 200 million loan to develop City Centre Almaza, a new retail and entertainment centre in the Egyptian capital Cairo. City Centre Almaza, to be launched in September 2019, will be environmentally friendly and create jobs…