Syria

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As in 2012, the absence of hope about a possible short-term resolution of the Syrian conflict has blocked the road to foreign investors: the country did not register any FDI inflows in 2013. Although no partnership project has been concluded, an announcement of investment was, however, identified by the ANIMA-MIPO observatory: the Russian oil group Soyuzneftegaz won the contract for the exploration, development, and production over 25 years for an offshore licence located off the coast of Tartus and Baniyas.

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The gravity of the situation led some Syrian companies to transfer their headquarters or their activities abroad, mainly to Jordan; to open franchises, like the famous Damascene ice-cream parlour Bakdash which opened a branch in Amman; or even to create new joint ventures in countries in the region, such as Turkey, or the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) registered the creation of 489 businesses in partnership with Syrian investors in 2013.
 
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Sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean: State of play and strategic orientations

This report was prepared in 2016-2017 by the Blue Plan Regional Activity Centre (BP/RAC), following the recommandations of Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP MAP).

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Doing Business in the Euromed: Focus on green technology sector

This presentation was produced in the framework of a cycle of EUROMED Invest Business Roadshows which took place in Warsaw, Riga and Helsinki between March and May 2017. These events welcomed local entrepreneurs eager to learn more about the untapped business and investment opportunities in the renewables & green technologies sectors in the Mediter-ranean region. As in Northern EU countries the Mediterranean region is still unknown, the main objective of the roadshows was to demystify some of the stereotypes while increasing exchanges between the two regions. 

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