"Whatever happens in the Arab World affects Europeans and whatever happens in Europe affects the Arab World,"

About the EU and the League of Arab States Relations

04 February 2019
The EU and the League of Arab States (LAS) held a Ministerial meeting in Brussels to prepare the first ever EU-LAS Summit, discussing ideas for deeper cooperation on files like Syria, the Middle East Peace Process, and Libya. Europeans and Arabs have a long and rich history of cultural, economic,…
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Brussels will host the third Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

04 February 2019
The European Union, together with the United Nations, will convene the Brussels III Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" on 12-14 March 2019. The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini announced it at a press conference following the EU Foreign Affairs…
European Film Festival in Lebanon

Thanks to the European Film Festival, Lebanese Film Makers will Attend International Festivals in Europe

04 February 2019
As the European Film Festival marks its 25th anniversary, the tradition of the Lebanese students' short films competition continues. Twelve short films, presented by twelve Lebanese audio-visual schools, were screened on Sunday 3 February at Metropolis Cinema following which Deputy Head of the…
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Get your urban climate project financed by the European Investment Bank

01 February 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), representing over 9,000 cities from six continents, have launched the Global Climate City Challenge to provide technical assistance that helps prepare and fast-track financing of urban climate action projects. The…
Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean Energy Platforms: towards a sustainable Energy Transition in the Mediterranean

Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean Energy Platforms: towards a sustainable Energy Transition in the Mediterranean

01 February 2019
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) hosted this past 29 and 30 January the annual meeting of the UfM Energy Platforms in Barcelona, Spain. The UfM Energy Platforms are the only existing dialogue forum gathering all Euro-Mediterranean countries as well as the key stakeholders…
UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel presents 2019 priorities and work programme to the European Commission staff

Union for the Mediterranean Secretary General, Nasser Kamel presents 2019 priorities and work programme to European Commission staff

01 February 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretary General Nasser Kamel met this week with the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn who underlined that the UfM remains the most relevant framework for cooperation on issues of common interest and on…
EIB's President, Mr Hoyer and IsDB's President, Mr Hajjar meet at the EIB

New co-funding opportunities between the European Investment Bank and the Islamic Development Bank

01 February 2019
An Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) delegation, led by the Bank’s President, H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, is visiting the European Investment Bank’s headquarters in Luxembourg to explore opportunities for co-financing new projects in Africa and Southern Mediterranean Countries. “IsDB and EIB, together…
EU Lebanon

Stat​ement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the newly formed government in Lebanon

01 February 2019
After months of intensive negotiations following the May elections observed by an EU election observation mission, it is very welcome news that Prime Minister-designate Hariri in close consultation with President Aoun was able to reach a consensus among all parties on the formation of a government…
EUD in Tripoli

The EU Delegation to Lebanon launches a new civic education seminar in Tripoli

31 January 2019
The EU Delegation to Lebanon launched a new civic education seminar with the municipality of Tripoli and distributed certificates to students who passed English language courses, which were provided with the support of the European Union, with the aim of promoting community spirituality and youth…
EU Palestine

The European Union provides €2.37 million to support Palestinian farmers

31 January 2019
The European Union made a new contribution of €2.37 million to support Palestinian farmers and agro-businesses in the West Bank. The contribution was channelled through the Palestinian Authority's programme "Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank - AAWB". This support will help the farmers…