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For the first time, a high representative stands for the private sector in this ministerial meeting

President Mohamed Choucair has represented ASCAME during the 9th ministerial meeting on Euro-Mediterranean industrial cooperation

The event took place on the 19th of February in Brussels. 43 ministers from UfM countries met in order to discuss subjects related to the industrial cooperation, especially the future strategy of industrial cooperation, a strategy ASCAME has heavily participated in with the aim to defend the interests of Mediterranean SMEs.

Tourism will also come out of this crisis

Tourism will be one of most affected sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic, since this sector cannot be isolated from the local, national or global context in which it operates. Many jobs are being threatened around the world, especially in the Mediterranean region, because whether it is epidemics, pandemics, war, economic crises or natural disasters, what happens in the environment also affects tourism.

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Official statement on the evolution of the coronavirus COVID-19

ASCAME calls for the unity of the international community to give a common, strong and decisive response to the challenges posed by the spread of the virus.

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Official statement on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

ASCAME calls on all Mediterranean countries to put in place exceptional measures to support businesses affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).

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The inclusion of women into the Mediterranean labour market would increase GDP by 47%

Women entrepreneurs are increasingly present in Mediterranean economies. Young and highly-trained people from the southern Mediterranean countries, including those that undergone the Arab Spring revolutions, claim the same opportunities as their counterparts on the north shore to get a job according to their training and even to start up their own businesses.

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ASCAME participates in the 1st Blue Growth Community event in Montpellier

As one of the main partners of the European Project ‘Blue Growth Community’, ASCAME co-organised the project’s first Annual Assembly, held on the 4th and 5th of February in Montpellier. The 2-day event gathered several Blue Growth Community members to move forward in Blue Growth projects and enhance ties with key stakeholders, such as the Mediterranean Regions.

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ASCAME calls for solidarity with Albania

The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce (ASCAME) would like to express its solidarity and most heartfelt condolences to the Albanian people, businesses and government, after the terrible earthquake that hit the Durrës region on 26th November 2019.

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MedaWeek Barcelona closes its 13th edition with a firm commitment to green economy, female talent and Africa

The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, MedaWeek Barcelona, ​​concluded its 13th edition with a total of 1,280 international participants. Sustainable economy, the incorporation of female talent into the regional economy and the opening of the African market to Mediterranean companies were the key axes of the main economic event in the region.

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ASCAME calls for solidarity with Lebanon

ASCAME, the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, approved at its last Executive Committee meeting a statement that called for solidarity with Lebanon and its people, especially with its private sector.

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Women will be the protagonists of the 13th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders

The 13th edition of MedaWeek Barcelona 2019, the ‘Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders’, that will take place in Barcelona the following 20th, 21st and 22nd of November, will focus on the important role of women in the development of the economies in the region. The Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum constitutes the biggest gathering of women entrepreneurs from both shores of the Mediterranean.

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