Migration: the EU has “an obligation to engage in the long run”

Migration: the EU has “an obligation to engage in the long run”

25 February 2016
A Jean Monnet seminar on migration was held in Tunis on Monday and Tuesday 22-23 February 2016, organised within the framework of the European ‘Erasmus +’ programme by ‘Action Jean Monnet’, an academic research network for European integration, launched in 1989. Several personalities, politicians…
Syria: a glimmer of hope in a fragile situation

Syria: a glimmer of hope in a fragile situation

24 February 2016
The agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria announced on Monday 22 February 2016, by the US and Russia, as co-chairs of the ceasefire task force is “good news and a step in the right direction”, High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a statement issued Tuesday 23 February 2016…

Libya: EU and UN pledge to “ensure maximum support to the Government of National Accord”

24 February 2016
On 23 February 2016, EU and UN “exchanged views on the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement and, in particular, on the importance for the House of Representatives to be able to quickly vote on the proposal to establish a Government of National Accord”, the EU said in a statement. The…
Migration: concerns and common will to act

Migration: concerns and common will to act

24 February 2016
“We wish to express our joint determination to pursue a European approach to the refugee crisis”, Dutch Minister for Migration Klaas Dijkhoff and European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said in a joint statement on Tuesday 23 February 2016. They made…

Palestine: new wastewater plant to serve people and agriculture

23 February 2016
Palestinian Prime Minister Dr Rami Al Hamallah and the EU Representative in Palestine Ralph Tarraf laid the foundation stone of a wastewater treatment plant in Tubas on Monday 22 February 2016. This large-scale project will serve around 34,000 people living in Tubas, Tayasir, and Aqqaba. It will…
Migration: EU-IOM explore ways to strengthen international efforts

Migration: EU-IOM explore ways to strengthen international efforts

23 February 2016
The EU and the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) are both committed to exploring “ways for strengthening international efforts to implement the political commitments adopted at the Valletta Summit in November 2015, the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans Route Conference and in the…

Mediterranean: enhanced regional cooperation

22 February 2016
The Union for Mediterranean (UfM) Member States announced, on 19 February 2016, their common decision to “further enhance regional cooperation”, by “endorsing 4 new development projects”.    These four projects are in the fields of Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment.…
Mediterranean: emerging young Arab leaders meet in Amman

Mediterranean: emerging young Arab leaders meet in Amman

22 February 2016
Emerging young leaders from 8 Arab countries gathered in Amman, Jordan on 14 February 2016, for a workshop entitled “Debate to Action: Communications and Leadership Programme”.  This programme is the first of its kind backed by a far-reaching institutional partnership. It has provided a platform…
Terrorism: the regional responsibilities of Algeria

Terrorism: the regional responsibilities of Algeria

22 February 2016
The EU is not “entitled to speak on the need for intervention” in Libya, “because it is not a military force” stated Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, in an interview published on 18 of February 2016 by the Algerian daily “El Watan” and posted on the website of the EU Delegation…

Lebanon: solar energy integrated into buildings

22 February 2016
‘FOSTEr in MED’, a project funded by the ENPI CBC Med Programme, announced on 8 February 2016, the launch of a pilot project in integrated photovoltaics ‘Building-Integrated Photovoltaic technology (BIPV)’.The project is directed by the Industrial Research Institute at the Hadat campus of the…