Algeria: European support for the environment and sustainable development

19 February 2016
The EU Delegation in Algeria states that a closing ceremony for the 'institutional twinning' project for the environment and sustainable development was held in Algiers on 18 February 2016. This 'twinning' was set up 18 months ago by France and Austria whom received EU backing of €850,000 and an…

Tunisia: increased cooperation in the agricultural sector

19 February 2016
Tunisia and the EU met in early February to discuss the state of their agricultural cooperation and from this derived a Tunisian request for support for the "upgrading" of this sector in order to improve the competitiveness of its products and diversify opportunities in Europe. This is what has…

Algeria: 'long live biodiversity!'

19 February 2016
A press release from the EU Delegation in Algeria dated 17 February 2016 reports that the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF), which is consistently financed by the EU, has launched a photographic competition on the theme 'long live biodiversity!'.   The CEPF is in charge of this…

Algeria: European support for promoting the photographic heritage

19 February 2016
The EU is giving its support to an operation for ‘listing a large number of old photographs of Algerian cities’. A statement from the EU Delegation in Algeria says that an European support programme for the protection and promoting of cultural heritage in this country will be implemented.  …

Algeria: growth and its negative effects on water resources

18 February 2016
In recent years economic growth in Algeria has paradoxically had ‘negative effects on the environment and especially on water resources, due to insufficient support for the environment’, an Algerian official states, referring to the 'Water II' programme with the EU.   Statements published on the…
Arab world: the rise of women in journalism

Arab world: the rise of women in journalism

18 February 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will host a discussion on the rise of women in journalism in the Arab World on Tuesday 1 March 2016 in London. At the event, a panel of Arab women reporters will discuss how they can change the face of journalism in their countries and…

Jordan: seeking innovative solutions for energy and the environment

18 February 2016
Jordanian business association EDAMA organised a breakfast meeting on the theme: “The European Union (EU) & European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD): Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Plans for Jordan”, in Amman on 15 February 2016. The event was funded by the EU and the…

Israel: EU provides about EUR 93 million in guaranteed loans for SMEs

18 February 2016
The European Delegation in Israel announced, on 15 February 2016, that a “deal signed by European Investment Fund (EIF) with Bank Leumi will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of USD 100 million (about EUR 93 million) over the next two…
Palestine: “We Deserve Life” photo competition in Gaza

Palestine: “We Deserve Life” photo competition in Gaza

18 February 2016
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) celebrated, on Monday 15 February 2016, the opening of an EU-funded photo competition, exhibition and awards ceremony in Gaza. UNRWA said in a press release that “each year, the EU-UNRWA photo competition…

Lebanon: new member of ‘GÉANT’, global research and education network

16 February 2016
Lebanon has joined the ‘GÉANT’ global research and education network, bringing the total number of non-EU member countries to 65.  As a new member of this global research and education it will liaise, via the American University of Beirut, (AUB) with the Arab States Research and Education Network (…