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Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament

Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes. Outcome of the fourth ballot Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) 351 Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT) 282 Valid votes cast: 633 Abstentions: 80 Total votes cast: 713 No candidate won the required absolute […]

‘We are all citizens of the Mediterranean’: #WEMED conference launches Cross Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean programme

‘We are all citizens of the Mediterranean’: #WEMED conference launches Cross Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean programme

Over 350 participants from the 13 countries involved in the EU-funded programme Cross Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea Basin (ENI CBCMed) attended the programme’s launching conference #WEMED organised in Athens on the 16 of December 2016. Discussions shed light on the importance of developing impactful and long-lasting cooperation to address crucial challenges and make […]

EUTF for Africa and IOM initiative for Protection and Reintegration of returnees along the Central Mediterranean migration routes

EUTF for Africa and IOM initiative for Protection and Reintegration of returnees along the Central Mediterranean migration routes

The European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million), has developed a joint initiative with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the efforts of partner countries in Africa to strengthen migration management and to respond to the urgent protection needs […]

EU Trust Fund for Colombia

EU Trust Fund for Colombia

The violent armed conflict has afflicted Colombia for the past 50 years destabilising the country and causing the death of over 200,000 of people and the forced internal displacement of more than 5 million Colombians. The conflict has largely destroyed the country’s social fabric, seriously affected its economic development and undermined the resilience of large […]

Renewable Energy for Africa – Commission’s commitment to facilitate investments

Renewable Energy for Africa – Commission’s commitment to facilitate investments

18/11/2016 – Commissioner for International and Development, Neven Mimica, issued today a joint press statement on the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) together with Professor Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and African Union Coordinator for the AREI. With new ambitious targets set for 2020, the European Union reaffirms its leading role in supporting the African […]

EU and Belarus agree on future cooperation

EU and Belarus agree on future cooperation

18.11.2016 – A delegation of the European Union has visited Minsk on 16-17 November for the second meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group. The EU officials together with Belarusian officials and civil society representatives discussed bilateral partnership priorities, human rights and democracy, sectoral issues in the fields of economy and trade, transport, environment and energy, […]

Tunisia: success of the information event on the ENI CBC Med Programme

Tunisia: success of the information event on the ENI CBC Med Programme

21.10.2016 – More than 120 people took part in Tunis last Monday in the first public event on the cooperation and funding opportunities offered by the ENI CBC Med Programme. In their opening speeches, Ms. Moufida Jaballah, President of the general authority for international cooperation at the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation of […]

Regione Campania, 1,8 milioni per il Teatro San Carlo

Regione Campania, 1,8 milioni per il Teatro San Carlo

FIRMATO IL DECRETO DI LIQUIDAZIONE Il Presidente della Regione Vincenzo De Luca ha incaricato gli uffici di procedere, nell’ambito del bilancio regionale, alla liquidazione di 1.885.000 euro alla Fondazione Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. Oggi il decreto di liquidazione è stato firmato e pertanto la cifra stanziata dalla Regione Campania è nella piena disponibilità della Fondazione per far fronte […]

EU naval operation in the Mediterranean to start two additional supporting tasks

EU naval operation in the Mediterranean to start two additional supporting tasks

On 30 August 2016, the Political and Security Committee authorised EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia to begin two additional supporting tasks: training of the Libyan coastguard and navy and contributing to the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya. Training of the Libyan coastguard and navy: The legitimate […]

France’s president has criticised Turkey’s military push into northern Syria, saying that it risks escalating the conflict.

France’s president has criticised Turkey’s military push into northern Syria, saying that it risks escalating the conflict.

30/08/2016 – Addressing a gathering of French ambassadors in Paris, Francois Hollande called on all parties to stop the fighting and return to peace talks for the country. “There won’t be any victorious struggle against terror, if the crises that are the causes of terrorism are not resolved,” said Hollande. “It is more than time […]

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