Tag: Lebanon

Can the #IMF accept #COVID-19-struck #Lebanon’s ‘reform-for-support’ request despite concerns over #Hezbollah and Bassil?

Can the #IMF accept #COVID-19-struck #Lebanon’s ‘reform-for-support’ request despite concerns over #Hezbollah and Bassil?

| May 8, 2020

Lebanese poet Khahil Gibran wrote in the 1920’s: “My Lebanon is a serene mountain sitting between the sea and the plains, like a poet between one eternity and another.” When I first met the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lebanese Parliament Yassine Jaber on a delegation to the Westminster Parliament in 2007, […]

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EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

| December 6, 2019

The European Union has adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund’s projects to run […]

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EU mobilizes planes to battle #ForestFires in #Lebanon

EU mobilizes planes to battle #ForestFires in #Lebanon

| October 17, 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 mobilized 6 firefighting planes: four of which are rescEU aircraft, two from Italy and two from Greece, as […]

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Looking to #Lebanon for a peacemaker’s balancing act

Looking to #Lebanon for a peacemaker’s balancing act

| September 6, 2019

International attention fell on Lebanon once again this week, with Israeli strikes on Iranian-backed militia offices in Beirut and eastern Lebanon. Lebanese officials have in turn accused Israel of violating the agreement that ended the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.  The situation deteriorated further when Hezbollah then launched an attack on Israeli military positions […]

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EU supports #Lebanon security sector with €50 million

EU supports #Lebanon security sector with €50 million

| March 20, 2018

The European Union has announced a €50 million package to support the Lebanese security sector, as part of its longstanding commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon. This package includes €46.6m for promoting the rule of law, enhancing security and countering terrorism until 2020 and €3.5m in support of airport security. High Representative for […]

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From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Union countries had already been looking to agree a blacklist of tax havens after last year’s Panama Papers revelations on offshore wealth, but the latest set of leaks pointing to potential cases of tax avoidance on a mass scale is adding urgency to that drive. EU finance ministers have brought forward to today (7 November) […]

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Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Today the Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin […]

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