EIB Africa

European Investment Bank engagement in Africa in 2018 : EUR 3.3 billion

15 February 2019
In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for private sector and infrastructure investment in 20 African countries. Addressing the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank confirmed that 2018…
Morocco

Morocco: The EU co-finances a project on entrepreneurship

15 February 2019
The President of Mohamed V University of Rabat, Mr. RHACHI, welcomes on February 15th the launching ceremony of the Structuration et Accompagnement de l’Entrepreneuriat Étudiant au Maghreb (SALEEM), a project co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the ERASMUS + programme. This…
EU-funded Qudra programme develops facility management in Jordanian public schools

EU-funded Qudra programme develops facility management for Jordanian public schools

14 February 2019
Qudra is currently rehabilitating Jordanian schools in communities with high numbers of Syrian refugees. However, maintaining the new school facilities still remains a challenge. This is why it contracted with Globe Williams International to develop a facility management model for public schools in…
Libya

The European Union gives donations to a maintenance project in Libya

14 February 2019
Two days ago, on Tuesday 12th February, Dr. Emad Sayeh, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Chairman, met with the EU Ambassador to Libya, Alan Bugeja. The discussion was about the progress of work at the project of maintenance and construction works at HNEC new Head Quarters, which is a…
EU Lebanon

Lebanon: The European Union launches the 14th edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press"

14 February 2019
During a press conference held yesterday at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Ambassador Christina Lassen launched the 14th edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" together with Ms Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, President of the Samir Kassir Foundation, and…
Tunisia: EU-funded CyberSouth project organises advanced judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence

Tunisia: EU-funded CyberSouth project organises advanced judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence

14 February 2019
Following the initial judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence delivered last November under the framework of EU-funded CyberSouth project, the Council of Europe and the Tunisian Superior Institute of Magistrates (ISM) organised an advanced training session on 5-8 February dedicated…
EU Palestine

Jerusalem wins first place in the “Know Europe” contest

14 February 2019
After months of study, fatigue and persistence, with the participation of approximately 80 schools from all over the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, 8 schools from each city, 6 students from each school, Jerusalem won first place in the “Know Europe” contest. Congratulation for Dar Al…
Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

13 February 2019
UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, hosted this week a discussion between Josep Borrell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation of Spain, and 15 experts and researchers from different Euro-Mediterranean countries on the state of the region and its perspectives horizon 2030…
EU flags

Israeli ministries and agencies receive EU-funded TAIEX events

13 February 2019
In the first weeks of February and March 2019, Israeli ministries and agencies organise four EU-funded TAIEX workshops to improve and harmonize Israeli practices with those in the European Union. On 5-6 February the Standards Institute of Israel hosted a TAIEX workshop to assist the chemistry…
EU Palestine

Local EU statement on the extension of the ban on Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem

13 February 2019
The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah deeply regret the extension of the ban on Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem, including the Orient House and the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which have now been prevented from operating for the past 18 years. The EU firmly believes that…