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#UfM at #COP22: Driving a shared Mediterranean Agenda for climate action

#UfM at #COP22: Driving a shared Mediterranean Agenda for climate action

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is actively participating in this year’s COP22, designated as the “COP of Action”, to launch specific regional initiatives and projects aimed at helping achieve the Paris Agreement targets in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission will launch the UfM Renewable […]

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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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Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, terrorism, processed meat, child abduction

Things we learned in plenary: Ukraine, terrorism, processed meat, child abduction

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The tragedies in Ukraine and the Middle East were among the main subjects debated by MEPs during the February plenary in Strasbourg. Ahead of Thursday’s (12 February) extraordinary European summit, the Parliament also discussed security measures such as the exchange of passenger name records between member states to better track terror suspects. It also asked […]

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EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union today (28 August) took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners. The rules – set out in the Regulation on financial responsibility under future […]

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EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement to enter into force

EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement to enter into force

The European Commission has welcomed Morocco’s ratification of a Fisheries Protocol which is set to open the door for European vessels to go back fishing in Moroccan waters after a pause of more than two years. The European Union and Morocco had concluded the 4-year fisheries deal in December 2013, however its entry into force […]

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Oceana reveals illegal driftnet fishing in Morocco

Oceana reveals illegal driftnet fishing in Morocco

Illegally captured swordfish is imported into Spain and re-exported to the Italian market. Morocco officially phased out driftnets in 2010 with funding from the EU and US. On 19 June, Oceana revealed that the illegal use of driftnets to capture swordfish has returned to Tangiers, Morocco. Evidence gathered by the international marine conservation organization over […]

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EU launches project to fight falsified medicines in developing countries

EU launches project to fight falsified medicines in developing countries

Ahead of World Health Day today (7 April), the European Union launched a new project that will support the fight against the production and the trafficking in falsified medicines in Cameroon, Ghana, Jordan, Morocco and Senegal, which are situated along two of the main routes for the production and trafficking in falsified medicines (from Arabian […]

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