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EIB and Santander join forces to provide €2bn to companies affected by the crisis - 06/22/2021

EU. As part of the European Guarantee Fund, the European Investment Bank and the Spanish bank Santander sign two agreements to open credit lines reserved for the early payment of suppliers.

Solidarity finance is setting new records in France - 06/07/2021

FRANCE. The 19th edition of the La Croix/Finansol Solidarity Finance Barometer shows a dynamism of this sector with a 33% increase in funds collected in 2020 to reach €20.33 billion in assets.

Morocco is gradually reopening its air borders - 06/07/2021

MOROCCO. The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the "progressive" reopening of air borders to and from Morocco as of Tuesday 15 June 2021 and only for certain countries.

Mediterranean chambers of commerce call for unification of travel protocols - 05/31/2021

MEDITERRANEAN. The Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean believes that a return to the previous figures of tourist numbers is possible from 2021.

"Project leaders in the South of the Mediterranean have become aware of the opportunity to finance themselves via crowdfunding platforms" - 04/19/2021

MEDITERRANEAN. Michel Kaluszynski, Director of Participatory Finance Africa Mediterranean (FPAM), gives an initial assessment of participatory finance in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

Samir Abdelkrim: "Digital has made Emerging Valley even more connected, denser and more essential for Africa-Europe innovation ecosystems" - 04/09/2021

MEDITERRANEAN. Samir Abdelkrim organised the fourth edition of Emerging Valley in Marseille on 7 and 8 April 2021, which was broadcast online because of Covid-19. He explains the usefulness of this link between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa for start-ups and innovation.

The Lab'ess of Tunis recruits fifteen project leaders in social innovation - 04/02/2021

TUNISIA. The Laboratory of Social and Solidarity Economy of Tunisia launches its eighth call for applications to select fifteen positive impact projects that will integrate its incubator.

Anima and Provence Promotion join forces to attract southern Mediterranean start-ups to Provence - 03/17/2021

MEDITERRANEAN. Anima Investment Network and Provence Promotion sign a partnership agreement to accompany start-ups in their establishment in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

The number of overnight stays has dropped by more than 80% in 2020 in the countries of Southern Europe - 03/17/2021

EU. Covid-19 and its restrictions have caused a loss of 1.5 billion nights in EU hotels. Southern European establishments remain largely the most affected.

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region is (already) preparing for the tourism recovery - 02/16/2021

FRANCE. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State for Tourism, recalled the importance of preparing the tourism sector for the rebound as Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, unveiled four new support measures for the recovery of tourism. version française

World tourism is not expected to regain its cruising altitude before 2023 - 01/29/2021

WORLD. According to a survey carried out in January 2021 by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) among professionals, "it will take two and a half to four years for international tourism to return to 2019 levels".

Vivendi increases its stake in Prisa - 01/25/2021

FRANCE / SPAIN. The French company Vivendi becomes owner of 9.9% of Prisa's capital. The Spanish group owns notably El Pais.

Spanish tourism: a catastrophic year in 2020 and a very bad year in 2021 - 01/07/2021

SPAIN. Spain lost nearly 80% of its foreign tourists in 2020.

Emerging Mediterranean reveals five Mediterranean technological nuggets from the Tech for Good - 12/17/2020

MEDITERRANEAN. The Emerging Mediterranean Digital Summit awarded five start-ups developing innovations with a positive impact on society in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.
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Covid cuts 64% of Portugal's tourism receipts - 11/17/2020

PORTUGAL. The tourism sector, an essential sector in Portugal, shows a drop in turnover of more than 64%.
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