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11/05: EU and Tunisia hold their 13th Association Council, discuss ways to further their cooperation
EU and Tunisia high level representatives met to address the current situation of the Eu-Tunisia relations
The number of Bosnians who in 2016 went to fight in Syria under the flag of a Salafist or Jihadist group is estimated at 330 people.
“There's simply no way around it: whenever a Member State is overwhelmed, there must be solidarity and a balanced sharing of responsibility within the EU.” This was the statement by the First Vice-President of the European Commission (EC), Frans Timmermans, in late 2015 in relation to the “refugee crisis”.
The IEMed has collaborated on the 2017 Forum International Réalités, a seminar that over the last 19 years has annually brought together experts and politicians to analyse the evolution of Tunisia and the region. This twentieth forum, held on 27 and 28 April, focused this time on the future of Tunisia and its role in world geopolitics and economics, and on relations with its neighbours.
“Turkey is the eternal candidate country, it is a domestic issue, an important economic member, a difficult ally and also an area to muffle the tensions resulting from the Middle Eastern conflict.”
Turkey is holding a constitutional referendum this Sunday that could give so much power to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that many analysts see a political shift towards a presidential republic. Some of the events that help outline the complex situation of the country before this referendum are the breakup of the peace process with the Kurds; the failed coup of June 2016 and the implacable persecution of anyone suspected of being involved; Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict; the terrorist attacks in Turkish territory; the agreement with the EU to halt the flow of refugees; the imprisonment of journalists, or the unseen tension and accusations this March against Holland or Germany concerning the official yes campaign in the planned referendum among Turkish communities in these countries.
The internal and external challenges facing Egypt have been presented and debated today in a work session in Madrid organised by the IEMed and addressed at experts, institutions and companies.
The Ministers in charge of Water established access to clean water as a regional priority
This exceptional aid is allocated to Tunisia in order to support the country in its democratic consolidation while it is experiencing economic difficulties
Today, the IEMed is launching this year’s Euromed Survey, aimed at a group of over 5,000 experts from the academic world and think tanks as well as actors from the political and institutional field (representatives of governments, European institutions and international organisations) and civil society (NGOs, enterprises, the media).
19/04: Job creation and sustainable development, main objectives of the EU initiative on Blue economy in the West Mediterranean
The EU Initiative, in cooperation with Euro-Mediterranean countries, aims at pushing for Blue Economy policies in the EuroMed Region.
11/04: Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis discusses economic cooperation in Tunisia as Spanish-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce opens
For his first official visit to Tunisia, FM Dastis addressed cooperation and development with high level Tunisian Officials
Presidents Anastasiades and Akinçi met in Cyprus for the first time after the last edition of Cyprus Talks, in January
10/04: Migration, cooperation and chemical attacks in Syria, headlines of the third meeting of Southern EU countries.
In Madrid, Southern EU countries agreed to further cooperation with Southern countries to tackle the migration issue
03/04: Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel agree on implementing a gas pipeline through the Eastern Mediterranean.
The EastMed Gas Pipeline is part of a project aiming at diversifying EU’s gas importations
What the Arab language is, its history, its current situation and the linguistic map of the Arab world are issues addressed today in a new lecture of the cycle Aula Mediterrània held at the IEMed.
Under the title "The EU-Mediterranean Trade Agenda", the IEMed has hosted a new breakfast-talk to address the relations of the European Union with its Mediterranean partner countries, in this case focused on trade relations.
The IEMed has hosted the presentation in Barcelona of the Xabaca project, an initiative born out of the collaboration between NOVACT, Al Fanar and Jiwar Creació i Societat whose final objective is the creation of an international art network for the empowerment of women creators from Arab countries by protecting their rights and freedom of expression. The project also has the support of the IEMed, Casa Árabe and the Catalan Agency for Cooperation Development.
Around thirty experts and researchers from over 10 universities will present in Barcelona their latest research on different issues linked to Europe and the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean region in the interdisciplinary research seminar "Towards A New Mediterranean Agenda; Dynamics and Actors at Play", to be held today and tomorrow in Barcelona.
The IEMed has launched the call for the 10th "A Sea of Words", the Euro-Mediterranean youth literary contest jointly organised with the Anna Lindh Foundation since 2008. This year it also has the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).