Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

30 January 2020
This draft report was prepared by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, and revised following the fifth meeting of the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development in Brussels in October 2019, with a view to its adoption at the 11th ARLEM plenary session in Barcelona…
EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

30 January 2020
Egyptian firms face significant access to finance constraints. Using panel data, this paper examines the reasons why many Egyptian firms do not use formal banking services. Using data on the location of firms and bank branches, it also investigates whether access to finance constraints are linked…
EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries:  Does Connectivity Matter?

EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries: Does Connectivity Matter?

30 January 2020
The authors provide new evidence on the participation of firms within Global Value Chains (GVCs) for a large pool of MENA countries included in the World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES). Making use of several firm-level GVC participation indices, a positive association with firm productivity gains…
Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

09 January 2020
This report provides an inventory of existing practices among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Middle East and North Africa region. It covers eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. The mapping…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Egypt

Opinion Poll 2019 - Egypt (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Poll shows most Egyptians have a positive impression of the EU Fifty-five per cent of Egyptians have a positive or fairly positive image of the EU and 76% describe the relation between the EU and their country as very or fairly positive. More, seventy-one per cent of those who knew that the EU…
Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Tunisia (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Tunisia (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Poll shows most Tunisians think EU has good relations with their country Around half of Tunisians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and say the EU has a positive influence on development in their country. 48% of those who knew that the EU provided financial support to…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Palestine (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Palestine (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Seventy per cent of Palestinians say they have good relations with EU, poll finds Seven out of ten Palestinians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 69% say EU support contributes a lot to the development in the country. 82% of those who knew that the EU provided…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Morocco (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Morocco (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Moroccans have a positive view of the EU, opinion poll finds More than half of all Moroccans have a positive image of the European Union. Seventy-five per cent feel their country has good relations with the EU, and 61% of Moroccans who knew that the EU provided financial support to their country…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Jordan (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Jordan (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Most Jordanians rate the relations between their country and the EU above the regional average, new poll finds An overwhelming majority (88%) of Jordanians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 75% say that the EU has a positive influence on the development in the…