Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

07 March 2016
Tenders grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the new EU opportunities for the Southern Neighbourhood selected by ENPI Info Centre to date.   Jobs Procurement Specialist (Ref: PIUTVETII/0FP1) non-key position…

Morocco: Mogherini aims to reassure Rabat on recent visit

04 March 2016
The High Representative Federica Mogherini travelled to Rabat on Friday 4 March 2016, according to an official statement by the Foreign Service’s press office, “to take stock of bilateral relations between Morocco and the European Union.”    The statement goes on to note that the visit was in…

Egypt: EBRD funding for the financial sector

04 March 2016
On Thursday 3 March 2016, in an invitation to pre-qualification, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced its intention to use part of its contribution to the ‘Middle–East and North Africa Fund Transition’ grant in favour of the Central Bank of Egypt. According to an…
Refugees: EUR 40 million in humanitarian aid

Refugees: EUR 40 million in humanitarian aid

04 March 2016
The European Commission has announced on Friday 4 March 2016, the first funding allocation to activate the ‘Refugee Facility for Turkey’, a multi-billion fund, which will support EU humanitarian aid and development projects for refugees residing in this country.   Of the total EUR 95 million…

Egypt: supporting agribusiness an EBRD priority

04 March 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) underlined, in a report published on its website, on Thursday 3 March 2016, the importance of developing the agribusiness sector in Egypt. This is one of the priorities in this country, it says. As part of these activities, the EBRD…
Mediterranean: Council prepares convention on traffic in cultural goods

Mediterranean: Council prepares convention on traffic in cultural goods

03 March 2016
The Council of Europe is currently preparing a new criminal law convention on the fight against the illicit traffic of cultural goods, according to a press release issued on Wednesday 2 March 2016. The illicit traffic of cultural goods is increasingly exploited by terrorist organisations, in…

Mediterranean: FEMISE rethinks EU-Med Partnership

03 March 2016
The Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes (FEMISE) held its annual session on 13 and 14 February 2016 in Athens, providing an opportunity to review the partnership twenty years after the signature of the Barcelona Process. The declaration signed in the Catalan capital laid the…
Refugees: enhanced controls and increased aid to refugees and host countries

Refugees: enhanced controls and increased aid to refugees and host countries

03 March 2016
At the same time “as we strengthen our external border control, we need to massively step up our support to Syrian refugees and the countries neighbouring Syria”, EU Council President Donald Tusk said after a visit to Athens on Thursday 3 March 2016, where he met with Greek Prime Minister Alexis…
Mediterranean: new opportunities and results of cross-border cooperation

Mediterranean: new opportunities and results of cross-border cooperation

03 March 2016
ENPI CBC Med, the EU-funded cross-border cooperation programme for the Mediterranean, published its latest newsletter on Friday 26 February 2016. In this edition, readers can learn about new opportunities to fund cooperation projects in the 2014-2020 period, the results of projects in the fields of…
Migrants and refugees: the first priority is to rapidly stem the flows and respect Schengen

Migrants and refugees: the first priority is to rapidly stem the flows and respect Schengen

03 March 2016
Europe is “facing an enormous challenge today with the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants”, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday 2 March 2016, during a visit to Croatia, where he discussed migrants traveling via the ‘Balkan route’. “It is a crisis that is testing our…