Statement following Beirut blast: EU offers full support to Lebanon and the Lebanese people

Statement following Beirut blast: EU offers full support to Lebanon and the Lebanese people

06 August 2020
Following the devastating explosions in Beirut on August 4, with many victims and injured, the European Union expresses its full solidarity with and support for the families of the victims, the Lebanese people and authorities. The European Union stands ready to respond to the most urgent needs of…
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European Commission President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Diab discuss EU assistance to Lebanon

06 August 2020
European Commission President von der Leyen spoke this morning with Hassan Diab, Prime Minister of Lebanon. She expressed the EU's condolences and support to the people of Lebanon in the face of the devastating catastrophe that has hit the city of Beirut and the country as a whole. The President…
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Lebanon: EU High Representative spoke with Foreign Minister about the European support

06 August 2020
The High Representative of the European Union yesterday spoke with the Foreign Minister of Lebanon to express the European Union’s solidarity with Lebanon following the tragic explosions that hit the country in the evening of 4 August. He transmitted to the Foreign Minister his most sincere…
Tunisia: developing climate action mitigation and adaptation initiatives at local level

Tunisia: developing climate action mitigation and adaptation initiatives at local level

06 August 2020
The town of El Guettar in Tunisia and its team in charge of the Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) development was invited last month by the EU-funded Clima-Med project team to participate in an online workshop in order to identify project ideas to be developed into action…
EUNAVFOR MED IRINI Military Operation: Commander Agostini visits Irini logistic base and site in Sigonella and Augusta

EUNAVFOR MED IRINI Military Operation: Commander Agostini visits Irini logistic base and site in Sigonella and Augusta

06 August 2020
On 3 and 4 August Operation Commander EUNAVFOR MED, Admiral Fabio Agostini, visited Irini’s Forward Logistic Base (FLB) in Augusta and Forward Logistic Site (FLS) in Sigonella, Italy. During the two days visit, he met the Force Headquarters’ Staff, the flagship’s – ITS San Giorgio – crew and the…
EU-funded SANAD helps expand access to finance for MSEs and low-income households in the West Bank and Gaza

EU-funded SANAD helps expand access to finance for MSEs and low-income households in the West Bank and Gaza

06 August 2020
The EU-funded SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has provided a senior loan of USD 4 million to Vitas Palestine Microfinance Company (Vitas). This fourth SANAD investment into the institution will be used to expand financing for local micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as well as low-income households in…
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EU and Orange Jordan to create the Innovation Space project in Jordan

05 August 2020
The European Union and Orange Jordan signed a €7.3 million agreement to create a new Innovation Space that promotes private sector-led innovation and digital economy in Jordan. The EU-funded Innovation Space is a pioneering initiative in Jordan and a one-stop-shop for digital innovation and…
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EU mobilizes €20 million for COVID-19 response in Libya

05 August 2020
As part of its global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union has mobilised €20 million to assist the Libyan government in tackling the ongoing crisis. In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International…
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Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

05 August 2020
"We share the shock and sadness of the people of Beirut following the deadly explosion that has taken many lives and left many more injured. Our condolences go to all those that have lost loved ones. At this difficult time, the European Union offers its full support to the Lebanese people. As an…
COMMON project: a new laboratory in Tunisia to analyse the impact of marine litter

COMMON project: a new laboratory in Tunisia to analyse the impact of marine litter

05 August 2020
The University of Sousse, partner of the COMMON project, inaugurated on 29 July the new molecular biochemistry laboratory in the presence of professors, students, researchers, and associations. A whole day dedicated to the prevention of marine litter and awareness raising on the topic, starting…