Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

The European Union supports Jordan on political and environmental reforms with €115 million

Bruxelles, 12/02/2017 - 11:20, UNIQUE ID: 170212_1
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The European Union supports Jordan on political and environmental reforms with €115 million: With the two programmes adopted, the EU will assist Jordan's National Solid Waste Management Strategy and the country's reform process towards consolidation of deeper democracy.

 

Amman, 13 February 2017

 

The EU adopted two cooperation programmes totalling €115 million to support Jordan in its political and environmental reforms:

  • < >€100 million over the period 2016-2017) programme aims at improving health, quality of life and environmental conditions of the population by developing environmentally and financially sustainable systems for solid waste management. Its purpose is to ensure an efficient, safe and sanitary disposal of municipal and solid waste in Jordan, particularly in the context of the increased strain on waste facilities caused by the presence of a large number of refugees.

    The ‘Enhanced Support to Democratic Governance’ (€15 million) programme will support the country's reform process towards consolidation of deeper democracy. It will further promote inclusiveness of national policy and decision-making processes leading to a stronger democratic political culture. The programme, with an investment of €15 million from the EU, and a further €2 million delivered by Spain, will provide support to Jordan's Parliament, Electoral Assistance, the party-political system and to civil society.

    This EU support is provided through the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

     

    Background

    Earlier this year, the EU and Jordan agreed to establish new Partnership Priorities covering the period 2016-2018, including a Compact document, inter alia defining how both parties will co-operate to assist the country in dealing with the massive influx of Syrian refugees. An agreement on relaxation of Rules of Origin for Jordanian products has also been reached in order to enhance Jordan's exports to the EU and create additional investment and employment opportunities for both Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

     

    For more information

     

    EU cooperation with Jordan: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/neighbourhood/countries/jordan/index_en.htm

     

    EU Delegation to Jordan: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jordan_en

     

    Factsheet "EU support to Jordan": https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/sites/near/files/eu-support-to-jordan-factsheet.pdf

     

    Contact:

Ms Reem Al Jazi, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union

Tel: +962 6 4607000, E-mail: Reem.AL-JAZI@eeas.europa.eu

The European Union supports Jordan on political and environmental reforms with €115 million: With the two programmes adopted, the EU will assist Jordan's National Solid Waste Management Strategy and the country's reform process towards consolidation of deeper democracy.

 

Amman, 13 February 2017

 

The EU adopted two cooperation programmes totalling €115 million to support Jordan in its political and environmental reforms:

  • < >€100 million over the period 2016-2017) programme aims at improving health, quality of life and environmental conditions of the population by developing environmentally and financially sustainable systems for solid waste management. Its purpose is to ensure an efficient, safe and sanitary disposal of municipal and solid waste in Jordan, particularly in the context of the increased strain on waste facilities caused by the presence of a large number of refugees.

    The ‘Enhanced Support to Democratic Governance’ (€15 million) programme will support the country's reform process towards consolidation of deeper democracy. It will further promote inclusiveness of national policy and decision-making processes leading to a stronger democratic political culture. The programme, with an investment of €15 million from the EU, and a further €2 million delivered by Spain, will provide support to Jordan's Parliament, Electoral Assistance, the party-political system and to civil society.

    This EU support is provided through the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

     

    Background

    Earlier this year, the EU and Jordan agreed to establish new Partnership Priorities covering the period 2016-2018, including a Compact document, inter alia defining how both parties will co-operate to assist the country in dealing with the massive influx of Syrian refugees. An agreement on relaxation of Rules of Origin for Jordanian products has also been reached in order to enhance Jordan's exports to the EU and create additional investment and employment opportunities for both Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

     

    For more information

     

    EU cooperation with Jordan: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/neighbourhood/countries/jordan/index_en.htm

     

    EU Delegation to Jordan: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jordan_en

     

    Factsheet "EU support to Jordan": https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/sites/near/files/eu-support-to-jordan-factsheet.pdf

     

    Contact:

Ms Reem Al Jazi, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union

Tel: +962 6 4607000, E-mail: Reem.AL-JAZI@eeas.europa.eu

 

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