EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

16 January 2020
Strengthening small businesses, including micro-enterprises, is one of the EIB priorities. The Bank’s microfinance investments help the most underserved parts of society by focusing on people excluded from the economy and banking. In particular, the EIB helps sustain jobs, empower women and girls,…
Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

09 January 2020
This report provides an inventory of existing practices among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Middle East and North Africa region. It covers eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. The mapping…
MEDREG report - Transparency of Gas Transmission, LNG and Storage Infrastructure in Energy Community and Mediterranean Region - Compliance Monitoring

MEDREG report - Transparency of gas transmission, liquefied natural gas and storage infrastructure in energy community and Mediterranean region

03 January 2020
This report assesses the level of transparency in gas infrastructures – transmission pipelines, liquefied natural gas facilities and storages – among the members of the Association for the Mediterranean Regulators (MEDREG) and the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB). This monitoring exercise…
Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

03 January 2020
The European Union has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs, committed to multilateralism, values and human rights, and different from other international actors. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have…
Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

27 December 2019
Vocational education is addressing the skills mismatch between what is being taught in traditional secondary education and what is needed in the jobs market. This is one of the findings of the “Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment” (KIESE) report, which has just been published by the…
Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

26 December 2019
This Annual Report 2019, covering actions in 2018, shows how the European Union maintained its commitment to promoting sustainable development and security worldwide and explored new ways to make external action more effective than before. The report also demonstrates how the EU and its partners…
Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

26 December 2019
The concept of joint ownership has become a buzzword since the 1990s not only in strategies of international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also in European Union (EU) foreign policy. Since the launch of the European…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Egypt

Opinion Poll 2019 - Egypt (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Poll shows most Egyptians have a positive impression of the EU Fifty-five per cent of Egyptians have a positive or fairly positive image of the EU and 76% describe the relation between the EU and their country as very or fairly positive. More, seventy-one per cent of those who knew that the EU…
Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Morocco (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Morocco (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Moroccans have a positive view of the EU, opinion poll finds More than half of all Moroccans have a positive image of the European Union. Seventy-five per cent feel their country has good relations with the EU, and 61% of Moroccans who knew that the EU provided financial support to their country…