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Tunisian president: ‘Islam is not incompatible with democracy’

Tunisian president: ‘Islam is not incompatible with democracy’

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi visited the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is a “historic and highly symbolic moment” and addressed MEPs on his country’s commitment to democracy and […]

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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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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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#Tunisia: MEPs back duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil with EU producer safeguards

#Tunisia: MEPs back duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil with EU producer safeguards

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs voted emergency measures into law on Thursday to help Tunisia’s economy by importing 70,000 tonnes of its virgin olive oil duty free in 2016/17, after adding safeguards for EU olive oil producers. These include a mid-term assessment of the effects of the measures, updating them if they turn out to be harmful, and ensuring […]

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#Tunisia: MEPs back more duty-free olive oil imports to help Tunisia but want safeguards

#Tunisia: MEPs back more duty-free olive oil imports to help Tunisia but want safeguards

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

To help strengthen Tunisia’s economy, hit not least by 2015 terrorist attacks, MEPs backed emergency plans to allow an additional 70,000 tonnes of its virgin olive oil to be imported duty free in the EU, in 2016/17. However, MEPs also inserted requirements for the EU Commission to do a mid-term assessment of the effects of […]

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#EuropeanParliament this week: UK referendum, Nato, car emissions

#EuropeanParliament this week: UK referendum, Nato, car emissions

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs debate the UK referendum on the country’s EU membership on Wednesday 24 February during this month’s Brussels plenary. In addition there is a public hearing on how to test car emissions as well as a discussion on gun controls. Meanwhile on Tuesday 23 February MEPs meet with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the […]

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#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting 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 co-operation programmes totalling €1bn, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of […]

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