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1€ billion from EU to support cross-border cooperation in “Neighbourhood” region

In order to support social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU’s external borders, the European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border cooperation programmes for a total of €1 billion. The new package will finance projects in 27 countries: Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia in the east; Egypt, Israel, Jordan, ...

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EU wants to reinforce the energy partnership with Algeria

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete reiterated Europe’s commitment to intensifying cooperation with Algeria in the field of energy, in an article published in “The Parliament” magazine on January 4. “The EU stands ready to accompany Algeria in the implementation of its national strategy for renewable energy and energy efficiency”, Mr. Cañete writes. The importance of ...

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CBC Med to organises a capitalization event in Athens

Representatives of over 20 cooperation projects will gather in Athens on 15 December on the occasion of the last capitalization event organized under the ENPI Cross Border Cooperation Med (CBC Med) Programme. The event aims at analysing and discussing key topics addressed and main results achieved by projects in the following fields: • Economic growth; • Innovation processes; • Human ...

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UE for human rights defenders

The EU has announced its first ever comprehensive Human Rights Defenders Mechanism, an initiative set to become one of Europe’s key tools to assist human rights defenders at high risk, including in remote areas. The mechanism counts on a budget of €15 million of EU funds until 2018. This is in addition to the continuous support to Human Rights Defenders ...

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High-speed internet for new Africa-EU project

North African Neighbourhood partners will benefit from the launch of “AfricaConnect2”, a new €26 million EU-Africa project to provide dedicated high-speed internet all over the continent. AfricaConnect2 will develop high-capacity internet networks across the entire African continent and connect them to the European GÉANT network. The project will allow students, researchers and academics in Africa and beyond to use a ...

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“Med 2015″ An international convention in Rome

From 10 to 12 December it took place the Conference “Med 2015 – Rome Mediterranean Dialogues”, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the ISPI. The topic of this year was “Beyond Turmoil, a positive agenda”. It was focused on current challenges and changes the Mediterranean scenario, currently considered the epicenter of international disorder. According most ...

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