“On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

EuroMeSCo new paper: “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

12 November 2019
The EuroMeSCo network of think tanks has released a new paper entitled  “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”. This paper is part of its activities of the project co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean called…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-12: Social Entrepreneurs’ Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-12: Social Entrepreneurs’ Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

30 October 2019
Following the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, an estimated 1.5 million and 1.3 million Syrian refugees sought a safe haven in Lebanon and Jordan respectively (Reuters, 2017; Ghazal, 2017). Considering that the population of Jordan is just under 10 million, and that of Lebanon – under 7…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

23 October 2019
Overall, the estimation results show that the trade effect of immigration from MENA to EU is always positive while that of emigration from EU to MENA is negative or not significant. However, the trade effects of immigration encountered between EU and MENA partners are lower with respect to other EU…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…
Success story: How MEDREG Assisted Israel’s Gas Regulatory Agency in Establishing a Gas Distribution Framework for Residential Use

Success story: How MEDREG Assisted Israel’s Gas Regulatory Agency in Establishing a Gas Distribution Framework for Residential Use

21 October 2019
This success story tells how the study visit of the Israeli Gas Regulator NGA, organised by MEDREG in 2018 to the Spanish and Turkish energy regulators, enabled NGA to make informed decisions about the processes required to supply gas to domestic consumers in Israel. The workshops in Madrid and…
EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

18 October 2019
Based on the country context, EU budget support accompanies reforms in a variety of areas. Under the development policy, it focuses on fostering sustainable development, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Under the European neighbourhood policy, the EU works with its southern and eastern…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality (report FEM44-01)

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality

18 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

14 October 2019
This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly…
MedECC - Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the mediterranean region

UfM scientific assessment report : Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region

11 October 2019
Recent accelerated climate change has exacerbated existing environmental problems in the Mediterranean Basin that are caused by the combination of changes in land use, increasing pollution and declining biodiversity. In most impact domains (such as water, ecosystems, food, health and security),…