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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 ...

When migration policy has an influence on trade - 01/29/2013 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier


Immigration has many benefits for both the countries of origin and the countries of destination, according to the latest study published by Femise (FEM 34-01).
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Mediterranean economy seeks second wind - 10/24/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

The euro-mediterranean partnership is not a priority for Europe's political decision makers. There is room for improvement in trade relations with Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries. Europe and the Mediterranean Economy, edited by the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences (FEMISE), examines the situation...

The Barcelona Process : Beyond economic progress - 10/24/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Have living conditions in the Mediterranean basin improved over the last ten years? What about governance, education and the place of women? The latest FEMISE publication demonstrates the positive effects of the Barcelona Process. Not just from a strictly economic point of view. Clearly, both theoretically and empirically, the...

Liberalising trade in services would boost foreign direct investment - 10/24/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Europe would benefit from liberalising services with partner countries in the Mediterranean basin. Economists who are members of FEMISE (FEM34-19) have, in fact, just established a close, almost automatic link between the liberalisation of trade in services and economic growth. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Mediterranean...

Rising temperatures and falling GDPs in Mediterranean countries - 10/24/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

A few more degrees are enough to significantly alter the ecosystem by causing an increase in sea levels, land salinisation and repeated fires. It is a threat to tourism and agriculture, making the price of raw materials go through the roof. According to FEMISE, North African and Middle Eastern countries are particularly...

Immigration offers boost to GDP - 10/24/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Global GDP is rising sharply as barriers to workers' freedom of movement come down. Economists of FEMISE estimate the increase to be around $56m. A free labour market in the Middle East and North Africa is having a real impact at a macroeconomic level, as you will discover. The phenomenon of immigration - leaving one's loved...

The financial crisis affects the real economy of Mediterranean countries - 10/22/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

The global financial crisis and the Arab Spring - how have Mediterranean countries been affected by these two simultaneous phenomena? FEMISE has just published a study following a business survey conducted with SMEs and SMIs in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. Comparative analysis and recommendations… Unlike Western economies,...

Morocco and the future "Mediterranean Solar Plan": a sustainable energy source - 10/22/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Unlike Algeria, Morocco has no oil or gas, but it does benefit from many hours of sunshine, which in the coming years could enable it to become a prodigious producer of renewable energy for itself and also for Europe. Eleven hours of light per day and heat conservation for seven hours, compared to three hours in France! ...
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