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A comprehensive update on the socio-economic expertise FEMISE, the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Institutes: migration policy, economic performance, decentralization, employment, social pact, inequality, economic recovery, growth, SME development, inclusion, tourism, trade, FDI, direct investment abroad, financial integration, knowledge economy, ecology, innovation ... in Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey ...

Immigration at the heart of employment opportunities for the Euro-Mediterranean region - 10/15/2012 - William Allaire

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. In a report that screens employment perspectives in the Mediterranean area, Femise General Manager underlines the key role played by immigration in the success of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.

Modern financial systems key to Mediterranean growth - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. The backward financial systems in Mediterranean countries are still a barrier to inward investment. However, things could alter quickly if the changes undertaken are followed through.

MENA industries performances still far away from major developing countries - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. Great disparities remain between the productive performance of countries in the MENA zone. A study carried out by FEMISE highlighted the delay in the region compared to major developing countries, with the clear exception of Morocco.

“National savings still not enough for true convergence” - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. Crisis did not spared Southern Mediterranean countries. They must now meet the dual challenge of solving the unemployment and finance their upgrades while favouring cost-effectiveness to political wishes.

Health and education attract foreign investors to the Mena countries over the long term - 10/15/2012 - Marie-Pierre Vega

Does the social development of the population influence economic performance? A study by Femise, funded by the European Union, sheds light upon the relationship between individual freedoms, degree of openness and foreign direct investments in countries in the Mena region (Middle East and North Africa). The openness of a country...

Institutional quality is the key to the level of domestic and foreign investment - 10/15/2012 - Marie-Pierre Vega

International investors tend to favour countries where local investment is already high, a Femise study demonstrates. However, in the countries south of the Mediterranean, internal investment remains low. The explanation can be found in terms of institutional quality.

Moroccan SMEs plagued by opaque credit access - 10/15/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Morocco has made a successful transition to a free-market economy by entering into increasing numbers of trade agreements in recent years. However, its SMEs are penalised by inequality in terms of taxes and credit access. Researchers have just established a direct link between these access problems and the productivity of SMEs, in a report submitted to Femise in July 2010.

Liberalisation of services in Poland and Turkey: Discrimination remains - 10/09/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

More complex than the liberalisation of goods, the liberalisation of services involves the reduction of regulatory barriers to market access and national treatment. Researchers have shed light on the difficulties of the liberalisation of services in a Femise report (FEM32-02). The case study focuses on five services in Poland and Turkey.
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