EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…
“Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean

“Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean

29 November 2019
This briefing on the legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans" - CE4ALL explores various options for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries to cooperate with European Union Member States. The focus of cooperation options is in the area of deploying renewable energy sources,…
meetMED report : Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policies

meetMED report : Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policies

28 November 2019
This meetMED report forms part of the initial activity of the project ‘Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region’ (meetMED) and focuses on the ‘Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategies and Policies’ implemented in the meetMED target countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan…
FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

21 November 2019
In the face of an ongoing refugee crisis in Syria, the private sector has been increasingly involved in the quest to alleviate the situation. The present policy brief discusses the potential of one particular group of businesspeople, social entrepreneurs, to help relieve the situation of hundreds…
MEDREG informative leaflet: Empowering Mediterranean regulators for a common energy future

MEDREG informative leaflet: Empowering Mediterranean regulators for a common energy future

21 November 2019
This brochure provides an overview of MEDREG, its membership, governance, mission, areas of work, network and latest reports. It highlights the association’s recent achievements and tries to demonstrate MEDREG’s unique position to foster Euro-Mediterranean energy market integration.
“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…
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…