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A new Action Plan 2013-2017 for EU and Morocco

The EU-Morocco eleventh Association Council adopted the new Action Plan 2013-2017 in the framework of the Advanced Status, marking a new stage in the development of relations between the EU and Morocco. The Association Council was chaired by the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, on behalf of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton. The European Commission was represented by ...

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Funds for Peace Process in the Middle East

A call for proposals has been published by the European Commission: 4.7 million of euros are available for the EU Partnership for Peace Programme (Middle East Peace Projects), which seeks to help create the conditions for the peace process to advance and provide a solid foundation within society for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. The reference ...

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Parliament approves new European Neighbourhood Instrument with more than €15 billion for 2014-20

A deal with EU member states on six foreign policy funds – including more than €15 billion for the new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) – was endorsed by the European Parliament. The total funding for the six instruments is worth over €51 billion for the period 2014-2020, and covers neighbouring and partner countries, pre-accession assistance, as well as peace-keeping, democracy ...

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Lebanon: EU puts focus on gender equality in series of autumn university debates

The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, in cooperation with the Beirut Arab University (BAU), organised a debate on Women’s Rights – Challenges and Opportunities to Gender Equality in Lebanon on the 3rd of December in Beirut. during the debate, students and the wider public an opportunity discussed topics such as political participation, passing of nationality, gender based violence, ...

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Palestine: EU-funded project helps women create their own income-generating businesses

The Agricultural Development Association (PARC) is opening two new income-generating projects for women’s Saving & Credit Groups (SCG) in Jerusalem. This initiative is part of a €3.5 million EU-funded project that seeks to strengthen the work of Palestinian civil society, address the Israeli governmental violations causing poverty and displacement, and improve living conditions for 30,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem. PARC, ...

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Lebanon: EU-funded project encourages rural women’s entrepreneurship

A meeting bringing together six players in the field of micro-finance took place last week in Maad, Lebanon, to examine ways to encourage rural women’s entrepreneurship through the creation of micro-companies and the access to financial instruments. This meeting comes in as part of the EU-funded project “Social and economic promotion of the Lebanese rural woman through the development of ...

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