Egypt: European Partners launch largest Windfarm in Africa

06 November 2015
 The EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the German Development Cooperation jointly with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy inaugurated yesterday the largest windfarm in Africa, 200 Megawatt (MW)—in the area of Gulf of El Zayt in Egypt.   The project is part of the Egyptian…

CBCMed projects in Tunisia to come together at capitalisation conference tomorrow

05 November 2015
 The LANDCARE MED project, funded under the Cross Border Cooperation programme in the Mediterranean Basin (CBCMed) is organising a capitalisation conference tomorrow, dedicated to the ENPI CBC Med projects implemented in Tunisia.   The initiative aims at providing an opportunity for dialogue…
Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean: ETF holds event in Casablanca

Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean: ETF holds event in Casablanca

05 November 2015
 Policy makers, business leaders and social partners from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries have met with European Training Foundation experts in Casablanca, Morocco for a four-day event on the work of the EU-funded Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean (GEMM) initiative…
Federica Mogherini speaking in Cairo

Regional crises in focus as Mogherini holds top-level meetings in Cairo

04 November 2015
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has completed a two-day official visit to Cairo, with the aim to revitalise bilateral relations with Egypt and work together on a number of regional crises.   Mogherini held long talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and with several ministers.…

EU provides nearly €13 million to support families living in extreme poverty in the West Bank and Gaza

04 November 2015
 The EU is making its third contribution this year to the Palestinian Authority's quarterly payment of social allowances to poor Palestinian families living in the West Bank and Gaza. This contribution amounts to €12.6 million, and is part of the total EU financial commitment of €50 million in 2015…

EU project launches label for responsible investment in the Mediterranean

04 November 2015
 In order to encourage inclusive investments in the Southern Mediterranean, the partners of the EU-funded project ‘Economic Development through inclusive and local employment’ (EDILE), implemented under the CBCMed programme, have designed a Mediterranean label to evaluate the actual impact of…

Refugee crisis: EU steps up humanitarian aid to Syria

03 November 2015
The European Commission will give €62 million in humanitarian aid to support Syrians displaced by the conflict inside their country, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides announced today, concluding his visit to Jordan and Lebanon.   The new funding comes at a critical…
EU mobilizes €25 million to support economy and citizen participation in Algeria

EU mobilizes €25 million to support economy and citizen participation in Algeria

03 November 2015
 The European Commission has adopted two new support programmes to support industrial and economic diversification and participatory democracy and local development in Algeria. The total amount of the two actions is €25 million and will be funded under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI…
Federica Mogherini in Egypt

EU and partners promote Egypt gas connection

03 November 2015
The EU has allocated a €68 million grant to the Egypt Gas Connection Project, aiming to address key priorities in Egypt's energy sector and boost its economic development. The Egyptian government has identified the need to increase household use of natural gas among its immediate priorities.  …
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Civil Society Facility supports CSOs in Mashrek: workshop on managing projects, mobilising youth and managing volunteers

03 November 2015
 The EU-funded Civil Society Facility (CSF) South has launched a Call for Application for its first capacity building workshop on ‘Managing Projects and change, Mobilising Youth and Managing Volunteers’. The workshop, to be held from 30 November - 3 December in Tunis, is designed to enhance the…