EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…
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The European Investment Bank boosts resilient and sustainable growth of municipalities in Jordan

17 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CDVB) have signed a loan agreement of €45 million to finance energy efficiency projects targeting municipal, building and lighting infrastructure in Jordan. The financing…
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Palestine: EU and Sharek Youth Forum celebrating winning young talents from Gaza

17 October 2019
The European Union and Sharek Youth Forum celebrated three winning young talents from Gaza after participating in the Gaza Summer Festival in 2019. Organised in Gaza City, the festival is the crowning event of a talent competition launched during August 2019. The festival was popular on social…
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FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

17 October 2019
The Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) is keen on evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology in order to detect and prevent crime. In order to support their internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and development of their information management tools, three PCP…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
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EU election observation mission highlights Tunisia’s prevailing position on the regional democratic scene

16 October 2019
“The second round of the presidential election of 13 October took place peacefully and the election process was conducted efficiently and in a transparent manner,” noted the EU election observation mission (MOE UE) in Tunisia, which deployed 75 observers in 401 polling stations. “The efficient…
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Statement by the European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier on the situation in North-East Syria

16 October 2019
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU body representing European civil society, firmly condemns Turkey's military operation in North-East Syria. As representatives of civil society, we are deeply concerned about the humanitarian costs of this intervention and urge the Turkish…
Algeria : EU-funded SAFEMED IV organises training for maritime administration

Algeria : EU-funded SAFEMED IV organises training for maritime administration

16 October 2019
Under the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) staff delivered a training on MARPOL Annex VI and EU Legislation for the Algerian Maritime Administration on 8-9 October in Algeria. EMSA organised this training to gather insight into issues…
Libya: statement on the recent developments

Libya: statement by the Spokesperson on the recent developments

16 October 2019
Three young girls from the same family were killed in an attack in Tripoli on Monday, adding to an already too high a number of civilian casualties of escalating violence in Libya. We express our deep condolences to the family of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the family members injured…