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Euro-Mediterranean projects
A comprehensive update on the Euro-Mediterranean projects with the European Investment Bank (EIB): eco-labeling, tunnel Gibraltar HIGHWAY Transmaghrébine, climate change, microcredit, FEMIP, energy future Mediterranean iron automotive innovation, Logismed Medgaz , water resources, LGV, medinas ... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Libya, Palestine, Jordan

Building roads to boost Tunisian economic growth - 02/25/2016

Considerable investment has been made to develop the road network in order to open up the interior and relieve traffic congestion in coastal towns. Version française

EIB pushing financing for Mediterranean small businesses - 01/05/2016

The European Investment Bank is urging Mediterranean banks to provide financing to small, very small and medium-sized businesses. In Tunisia, the partnership with Réseau Entreprendre could be duplicated. Version française

Egypt investing in fight against industrial pollution - 12/21/2015

The Egyptian government and international lenders are launching a number of projects designed to reduce CO2 emissions. Version française

Román Escolano : "The EIB is convinced of the Maghreb's growth potential and wants to contribute to it." - 11/30/2015

Vice-President of the European Investment Bank and in charge since September 2015 of EIB activities in the Maghreb, Román Escolano speaks about his ambitions for this region. Version française

Mediterranean Hotels looking to the Ecolabel - 12/20/2013

Launched in 2012, the ShMILE 2 project aims at raising awareness among tourism and accommodation professionals of the environmental issues at stake in six Mediterranean countries. The project received €2 million, essentially from the European Union, and things are already beginning to change. Version française

Flavia Palanza: “There is a serious discrepancy between the needs of southern countries and their ability to borrow” - 09/30/2013

A consequence of political and military crises, after two years of high levels of funding, 2013 has seen a slow-down in the level of EIB investment on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean. FEMIP (the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership) brings together all of the EIB’s work supporting socio-economic development in Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Gaza-West Bank, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and soon Libya). Its director, Flavia Palanza, has the power to carry out substantial funding, but there has been a decline in the take-up and use of new lending by partner countries. Version française

Africa and Europe join together via Strait of Gibraltar - 09/06/2013

As well as joining the two kingdoms of Spain and Morocco, the tunnel through the Strait of Gibraltar will connect Europe to Africa and enable closer cooperation between the two continents. Version française

Jigsaw of Trans-North Africa Highway nears completion - 05/21/2013

Several sections have already been completed, but economic crises, corruption, and revolutions have delayed the opening of this major infrastructure project that should enhance relations between North African countries. It will be a few more years before you can drive from Agadir to the Libyan border without leaving the highway. Version française
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