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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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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.…
4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean: “Paving the way forward”

4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean: Paving the way forward

07 October 2019
The 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM): “Paving the way forward”, will take place on 10 October 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the success of the first three editions, the 4th UfM Regional Forum will provide the occasion to take stock of the progress…
European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

27 September 2019
The European Union and the United Nations signed yesterday a Contribution Agreement of €30 million to the Joint Fund for the 2030 Agenda. The Fund is a central component of the ongoing reform of the UN Development System and seeks to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (…
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EU-Neighbourhood Partner Countries cooperation help dismantle criminal networks in the Mediterranean

20 September 2019
A maritime border operation coordinated by INTERPOL has detected more than a dozen suspected foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) travelling across the Mediterranean. Operation Neptune II (24 July – 8 September) focused on the threats posed by suspected FTFs potentially using maritime routes between…
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The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

10 September 2019
The Mediterranean region is characterized by an acute scarcity of land resources suitable for production, due to aridity, inherently poor soils in many areas, and poor land management. To tackle desertification, the 14th session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to…
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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
10th meeting of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Review and Monitoring Group in September

10th meeting of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Review and Monitoring Group in September

13 August 2019
The 10th meeting of the Horizon 2020 Review and Monitoring Group is to be held on 23-24 September in Athens, Greece. The meeting aims to take stock and review progress achieved with the implementation of the programme of work of the H2020 Review and Monitoring group and in particular assess…
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Union for the Mediterranean side event on water, environment and youth in the World Water Week

02 August 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is co-organizing on 27 August a side event on Water, Environment and Youth on 27 August 2019, in the margins of the World Water Week in Stockholm. Through enhanced understanding and awareness of innovation, education, job creation and networking opportunities, this…