EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

12 July 2019
This paper explores the problem of institutional failure in the Southern Mediterranean Partner Countries (SMPC). After reviewing the most recent empirical research on the effect that institutions have on economic performance, including research done in the framework of EMNES, the paper identifies…
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…
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…
Opinion poll 2018 - Factsheet Palestine ENG

Opinion Poll 2018 - Palestine (factsheet)

21 March 2019
Two-thirds of Palestinians say they have good relations with EU, poll finds Seven out of ten Palestinians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 63% say EU support contributes a lot to the development in the country. Sixty-six per cent of Palestinians are aware that the…
Factsheet regional overview

Opinion Poll 2018 – regional overview (factsheet)

21 March 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…
Report Opinion Poll 2018

Opinion Poll 2018 (report)

21 March 2019
This opinion poll has been designed to assess the current levels of awareness among the general public about EU support in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, as well as public attitudes towards, and perceptions of the European Union in these countries. A key focus of the study are the…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

12 March 2019
This MED Brief presents some preliminary findings of a recently launched assessment of existing policy measures regarding women empowerment issues in the South Mediterranean region. In order to explain the persistence of numerous gender gaps, the author examines the reasons behind the inefficiency…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

06 March 2019
Environmental policies are among the priorities of the UN agenda and figure highly in national and international policy agendas. This brief focuses on environmental taxes and green public procurement (GPP). These two environmental policy instruments differ in political viability and in the impact…