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#EUBeachCleanUp: EU organises record number of cleaning actions worldwide

20 September 2019
On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are joining hands with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year's campaign will run through October, culminating on Saturday 21 September, the International Coastal CleanUp…
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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…
EU invites Algerians to participate in beach clean-up event on 21 September

EU invites Algerians to participate in beach clean-up event on 21 September

19 September 2019
The EU invites all Algerians to participate in the EU Beach Clean-up event that will take place on Saturday 21 September in Kheloufi 1 Beach, in Zeralda (western suburb of Algiers, Algeria). Every year millions of tons of trash end up in the ocean. By 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in…
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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators MEDREG looks into its communication strategy and future activities for 2020-2022

18 September 2019
The 13th MEDREG Communication Officers (Cos) Network meeting is taking place today in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting will brainstorm on the MEDREG’s communication strategy for 2020-2022, and the future activities and deliverables that could be developed to promote both the association’s technical…
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The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators looks into ways to reduce network losses

12 September 2019
On 11 September 2019, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) Consumer Working Group (CUS WG) met in Milan to discuss the ongoing drafting of the report on "Regulatory Practices on Handling Technical and Non-Technical Losses". The report will collect several case studies from…
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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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EU-funded Clima-Med project in Morocco for a training on preparation of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans

09 September 2019
EU-funded Clima-Med project was in Rabat for a two-day training on preparation of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) , with representatives of national authorities and municipalities in Morocco. The workshops were organised in collaboration with Association Marocaine pour…
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The European Training Foundation: Skills and sustainable development goals in Arab countries

05 September 2019
The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network is organising a conference in Ifrane, Morocco, from 28-31 of October, to discuss how Arab countries are delivering on the SGDs and what is the role of skills development and government support in this process, among…
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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…