Tag: Lebanon

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 […]

Continue Reading

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) […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

EU must provide more support to Lebanon for the education of #Syria refugee children says GUE/NGL

EU must provide more support to Lebanon for the education of #Syria refugee children says GUE/NGL

During last night’s (3 October) debate in the European Parliament, GUE/NGL MEPs have called for much more support from the EU to Lebanon to support the education of Syrian refugee children. Spanish MEP Lola Sánchez Caldentey told the plenary: “The international response to the war in Syria has been, and still is, nefarious. It seems […]

Continue Reading

#Lebanon: Better EU resettlement tools needed to help country deal with refugee crisis

#Lebanon: Better EU resettlement tools needed to help country deal with refugee crisis

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Syrian refugees on their way to being resettled to Europe to Palestine refugees who have been living in camps for years: members from the civil liberties committee delegation got to speak to many different people during their fact-finding mission to Lebanon on 19-22 September. They were there to assess the situation to help prepare […]

Continue Reading

In #EuropeanParliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions

In #EuropeanParliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following a busy plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs work this week in their constituency or take part in parliamentary delegations. Parliament President Martin Schulz travels to London to meet among others UK Prime Minister Theresa May, while some MEPs are in Lebanon to assess the country’s response to the refugee crisis. Martin Schulz in London […]

Continue Reading

MEPs visit #Lebanon to assess country’s response to the #refugees crisis

MEPs visit #Lebanon to assess country’s response to the #refugees crisis

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

A delegation of seven MEPs from the civil liberties committee, led by Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), is visiting ebanon on 19-22 September to look into the situation of refugees in the light of the ongoing formulation of EU responses to the current refugee crisis, including EU resettlement schemes. The visit will include meetings with representatives […]

Continue Reading