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Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

23 July 2019
Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight…
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European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
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Support for mobility among researchers of EuroMeSCo institutes

19 July 2019
The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), in its capacity as EuroMeSCo Academic Secretariat, will provide support to institutes from the EuroMeSCo network for the organisation of international seminars, workshops and conferences on Euro-Mediterranean issues. The objective of the…
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Water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered under an EU-funded programme

19 July 2019
On 9-10 July 2019, water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered in Marseille to review the progress on the H2020/NAP water cluster indicators at the national and regional level and to further engage in the development of the water thematic assessment as part of the regional H2020 indicator-…
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…
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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…
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…
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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…
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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…