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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 ...

The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Southern Mediterranean Countries - 12/12/2016

Interview with Dr. Abeer El-Shinnawy (FEMISE, American University in Cairo) within the context of the FEMISE & Institut de la Méditerranée contribution to the ENERGIES2050 report [1] on” Challenges to Climate Change in the Mediterranean” released at the occasion of the international COP22 conference that took place in Marrakech on November 15th 2016. Version française

More productive Middle-Eastern firms exporting more? - 03/29/2016

How do Maghreb and Middle-Eastern SMEs shape up when it comes to exporting? Does a productive company export more? Alfred Tovias, professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Jan Michalek, professor of economics at the University of Warsaw, revealed the preliminary results of their study at the FEMISE annual conference in Athens on 14th February last*. Version française

Expat remittances – An aid to better living in Lebanon - 03/21/2016

Remittances of money from investments or bank deposits sent back by Lebanese expats to their families represent a vital component of the Lebanese economy and an important part of its financial resources. A study published recently by Chogig Kasparian, professor at St. Joseph University, Beirut, has shed new light on the subject, with the statistical data it contains being immediately put to use. Version française

For a differentiated neighbourhood policy - 03/14/2016

A new European Neighbourhood Policy will be drawn up within the next two years, the latest version taking into account the new geopolitical mix in the South. The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), member of the FEMISE network and an active participant in its thorough revision, gives us a preview of the directions it may take. Version française

"Europe is being transformed into a fortress, when it needs workers." - 03/08/2016

Iraqis, Syrians, Pakistanis… millions have left their countries with no hope of ever returning. A situation of historical magnitude for which Europe was unprepared. Version française

FEMISE exploring innovation boost for Southern Mediterranean economies - 02/24/2016

How to develop technologies in Middle-Eastern and North African countries? Whether it's educational reforms or the fight against corruption, improving the regional economy faces many challenges. Experts from the FEMISE and Economic Research Forum have identified several avenues that could provide new momentum through innovation. Version française

Productivity and technology: when Egyptian businesses hold the keys to the export market - 10/19/2015

Mohamed Chaffai, Professor at the faculty of Economics and Management at Sfax University in Tunisia, is co-author of a study on the manufacturing sector in Egypt: “What role does technology play in a company’s capacity to export?” He presented a preview of the results of his work on 6th October 2015 at the first international seminar on “business and globalisation” organised in Aix-en-Provence by Femise, CERDI, AMU, AMSE and Greqam (*). Version française

Should one consider companies with political connections as national or private entities? - 10/14/2015

Privileges, corruption, favouritism… On October 6th 2015, Professor Ishac Diwan, lecturer at Paris School of Economics, presented an analysis of the impact of these phenomena on productivity in Egyptian businesses. Version française
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