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Libyan belligerents sign permanent national ceasefire agreement - 10/23/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. After almost ten years of conflict, negotiations organised under the aegis of the UN in Geneva have led to the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya which regulates, at least, the military chapter.

Covid-19: Residents of all Mediterranean third countries become persona non grata in the EU - 10/23/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

EU / MEDITERRANEAN. The exit of Tunisia, the last Mediterranean third country on the EU list of residents not affected by travel restrictions to the European Union, prohibits non-European Mediterranean nationals from entering the European borders.

France provides €900m in loans and grants to Tunisia - 10/23/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

TUNISIA / FRANCE. The French Minister of Foreign Affairs confirms support for Tunisian public policies with the payment of a first tranche of €100m.

Saad Hariri returns as Prime Minister to form an "expert government" - 10/22/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

LEBANON. Forced by the streets to resign almost a year ago, Saad Hariri has just been asked to form the new Lebanese government by President Michel Aoun, after long parliamentary consultations.

Spain is the first EU country to exceed one million cases of Covid-19 - 10/22/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

SPAIN. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health, on Wednesday 21 October 2020, Spain passed the one million mark in terms of the number of people affected by Covid-19, with a total of 1,005,295 cases.

Nicosia accuses Ankara of "undermining regional security" - 10/22/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN. Meeting in Nicosia, the three Greek, Cypriot and Egyptian presidents denounced Turkey's "provocations" in several theaters of conflict in the Mediterranean.

European Commission launches infringement proceedings against "Golden Passports" granted by Malta and Cyprus - 10/21/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

MALTA / CYPRUS. The European Commission is sending letters of formal notice to the States of Malta and Cyprus concerning their decried citizenship by investment programmes.

Issuance of the first European social bonds for €17bn - 10/21/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

EU. Within the framework of the SURE instrument, created by the European Union to protect jobs and employees from the consequences of Covid-19, the European Commission has issued its first social bonds for an amount of €17 billion.

Businessmed brings Italian Barbara Beltrame Giacomello to its presidency - 10/20/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

MEDITERRANEAN. The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Mediterranean Union of Business Confederations, Businessmed, confirms the appointment of Barbara Beltrame Giacomello as its President. version française

Alba Leasing offers €980m of financing to Italian SMEs with the help of the EIB - 10/19/2020 - Eric Apim

ITALY. 8,000 Italian companies will be able to benefit from €980m in additional financial resources thanks to an agreement between the European Investment Bank and Italian leasing specialist Alba Leasing. version française

World Bank calls for coordinated integration in the Mena region - 10/19/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

MENA. The World Bank is alarmed about the economies of the Middle East and North Africa region being doubly hit by the coronavirus and falling oil prices. A report calls for a new framework for global trade integration in the region. version française

Ankara-backed candidate wins the presidency of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - 10/19/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

CYPRUS. Against all odds, Ersin Tatar was elected President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with 51.74% of the vote. version française

Italy strengthens anti-Covid 19 measures - 10/19/2020 - Eric Apim

ITALY. Giuseppe Conte announces new restrictions in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. version française

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