EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

12 July 2019
Recent empirical evidence shows that financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) is lagging behind. The exclusion of a substantial part of households and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from financial services, hampers economic development and…
EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

01 July 2019
This paper adds to the existing literature on finance and growth, by exploring the effect of finance on the labour market, using data on 143 countries from 1995 to 2015. We also examine whether the impact of financial development on labour is significantly different prior to and after the 2008…
Handbook on Improving the Investment Climate through EU Action

Handbook on Improving the Investment Climate through EU Action

24 June 2019
The Handbook is a part of the integrated approach of the External Investment Plan (EIP). It will help facilitate the implementation of Pillar 3 of the EIP (investment climate). The Handbook presents the building blocks of Pillar 3, and the key investment climate drivers and challenges, with a view…
“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

13 June 2019
One of ICMPD’s flagship programmes, MIEUX, publishes its Annual Report for the year 2018, describing its main achievements in 26 countries and the special events held to celebrate ten years delivering capacity building on migration. The MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative is funded by the EU…
EU Neighbours South - “EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood-Building bridges through culture”

EU Neighbours South - “EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood-Building bridges through culture”

12 June 2019
The EU Neighbours South team was present during the Cooperation Days organised by DEVCO on May 13. For this occasion, the team set up a stand to showcase both the EU Neighbours South and East projects. Different support materials were prepared and available for visitors: a flyer about EU Open…
EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

29 May 2019
For the occasion of the “EU MED means Business” Conference, the EU Neighbours South produced a new brochure about the EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood regarding economic growth and job creation. The brochure illustrates the multi-faceted EU socio-economic cooperation in the…
UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

28 May 2019
Message from the Secretary General Nasser Kamel: “This year’s annual report is particularly special as it provides an overview of UfM activities during 2018; a year that marked the 10th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean. (..) While several regional challenges had stalled cooperation…
Euromesco Spot-on 10: The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu's Immediate Challenges

Euromesco Spot-on 10: The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu's Immediate Challenges

24 May 2019
The results of the elections in Israel (9 April 2019) can only be understood as an impressive and significant achievement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the right-wing in Israel. The success of the Blue and White party (35 seats) is the result of a wave of votes from the Labour and Meretz…
The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

Euromesco Spot-on 11: The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

24 May 2019
The results of the Israeli elections that took place on 9 April 2019 clearly indicated that reaching peace with the Palestinians is not likely to happen in the near future. The results confirmed that the biggest losers of these elections are the parties favourable to the peace process and the two-…
Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

21 May 2019
Back in 2011, a wave of violence and radicalisation started in the Southern Mediterranean region, which was characterised by a variety of forms, such as unorganised brutality accompanying riots, insurgencies, violent attacks directed against particular targets, or random attacks regardless of the…