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…
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),…
EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

30 August 2019
The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially, new entrepreneurs. Social security…
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…
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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

14 May 2019
Fossil fuel subsidies have been used for decades to support economic activities, but above all, officially, to enable poorest households to access low-cost energy services. That being the case, regardless of the country, this reality remains highly questionable given that most of these subsidies…
Opinion poll 2018 - Factsheet Israel ENG

Opinion Poll 2018 - Israel (factsheet)

21 March 2019
Israelis share values with the EU, but divided on relations, poll finds Most Israelis feel that the EU and Israel share sufficient common values to cooperate, but they are divided about whether their country actually has good relations with the EU, according to the latest annual opinion poll in…