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SANAD launches new equity impact fund in Middle East and North Africa

15 July 2019
The SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has launched a new sub-fund for equity investments in impactful financial intermediaries in the Middle East and North Africa. Carrying on SANAD’s mission to fuel entrepreneurship and employment in the region, the SANAD Equity Sub-Fund II (SANAD ESF II) mobilizes…
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Lebanon: The EU behind a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Litani River Authority and the Economic & Social Fund for Development

10 July 2019
In the framework of the new EU programme "Local development programme along the Litani River Basin", a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was recently signed by the Litani River Authority (LRA) and Economic Social Fund for Development - ESFD. Through this programme, the EU will support the LRA to…
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…
ANIMA network

The EU behind Economic Development in the Mediterranean through Peer Learning

09 July 2019
Between June 11th and 13th, 2019, (AWEX) – the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency – hosted the visit of the Centre for the Promotion of Tunisian Exports (CEPEX) for a technical exchange. As a member of the ANIMA network - Cooperation platform for economic development in the Mediterranean, AWEX and…
EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean

EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean engages in unlocking the potential of Social Economy in the Region

09 July 2019
Acting upon the EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial mandates and in line with the UfM Roadmap’s emphasis on ensuring the contribution of UfM activities to regional stability and human development efforts, the UfM organized a Workshop on Social Economy in the MENA Region and the…
#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…
Green Climate Fund

Green Climate Fund makes €87 million available to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development urban sustainability programme

05 July 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an agreement releasing € 87 million of GCF funds to support the EBRD’s rapidly growing urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, as the first tranche of a €228 million facility. The…
EU-funded FEMISE publishes 2019 EuroMed Report on private sector in Mediterranean countries

EU-funded FEMISE publishes 2019 EuroMed Report on private sector in Mediterranean countries

04 July 2019
FEMISE has recently launched its 2019 Euro-Med report which focuses on the private sector in Mediterranean countries.It was presented to the participants of the think tank's annual conference on June 13th. How have the Mediterranean countries evolved since the launch of the Barcelona Process? Why…
MedThink 5+5 Forum: Western Mediterranean experts point out ways to work for a sustainable future of the Region

MedThink 5+5 Forum: Western Mediterranean experts point out ways to work for a sustainable future of the Region

02 July 2019
More than 40 experts and representatives of think tanks and diplomatic institutions from the Member States of the 5+5 Dialogue are debating on how to foster an environmentally-friendly and resilient socioeconomic model for the region at the 4th MedThink 5+5 Forum, held in Malta on 1-2 July 2019.…
With Raya al-Hassan, interior minister

EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement Director General Christian Danielsson in Lebanon

02 July 2019
EU Neighbourhood Enlargement Director General Christian Danielsson is visiting Lebanon. He met with Speaker Berri, Raya al-Hassan, Minister of Interior and Municipalities and several government ministers, as well as private sector representatives to discuss economic developments and EU support. He…