Nov 24, 2022
Mr. Burida: Crises in the Mediterranean require structural responses based on an operational approach
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Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 01:14 PM
Barcelona – The crises affecting the Mediterranean region require structural responses based on an operational approach, said Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Abroad, on Thursday in Barcelona.
“The crises affecting the Mediterranean are structural, not temporary.They must respond in the same fashion: with a long-term vision and an immediate operational approach,” said Mr. Bourita said. During the second edition of Mediterranean Day.
“Reaffirming the commitment to the project objective of the ‘Shared Stability and Prosperity Area’ is necessary, but not sufficient,” the minister said, calling on the member states of the UfM to “mark the path”. To achieve this objective, set common priorities and commitments for all.
In this sense, Mr. Purita emphasized that “the principles must be acted upon, and anticipated, and the overall coherence and vector actions must be developed in the long term” and that “common thematic policies must be targeted, planned and financed to actually operate.” Among the issues”, for example, the EU announced the end of the marketing of vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2035, no Euro-Mediterranean plan was adopted to absorb this adjustment of the EU paradigm.
Regarding the instruments of partnership, Mr. Burida called for an improvement in the effectiveness of the UfM’s mechanisms and appealed for a more ‘Mediterranean protagonist’. Quietly, expand its agenda, speed up the pace of meetings and strengthen partnership ownership.
“We need to see more of the UfM and feel more of its activity,” he stressed, promising that “it is time to invest in the headquarters with a forward-looking view, not to run behind crises and fail to anticipate them.” , to establish a renewed governance with greater coherence between the various institutions involved in the Mediterranean, and to place the Mediterranean in our policies at the policy-making stage, which is still not in place today.See also Employers: CGEM is updating its management systems
Based on this observation and the analysis of the responses provided by the UfM to several challenges such as political stability and energy, food, integration, socio-economic, migration and security crises, “conversion and Iranian ideological entry”. ‘, Mr. Purita described three situations.
First, he lists “promising responses” in some areas, such as climate change and youth, and they need to be amplified, while “insufficient responses” in important topics such as energy security and “absent responses”. Regarding food safety and security.
”A Mediterranean defense is possible; A Mediterranean sea transport is possible; And of course a Mediterranean where people can move freely is possible” the minister concluded.
The 7th UfM Regional Forum, which brings together the foreign ministers of the 42 member states, is co-chaired by Joseph Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. By Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister for European Union and Cooperation José Manuel Álvarez and the Secretary General of the UfM, Nasser Kamel, will participate as hosts.
On the forum’s menu, exchanges on the next steps to be taken to improve cooperation, development and integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
This year, the Forum hosts a meeting between young Euro-Mediterranean people from civil societies across the Mediterranean. Prosperity.
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Finance pro, 26, reveals four grocery shopping hacks to save money every week - and the best time to shop
Australian finance guru Queenie Tan has shared four tips to save you money on groceries this festive season.
The 26-year-old from Sydney shared a video on Instagram with her 114,000 followers and was praised by hundreds.
In the clip, Queenie browsed the aisles of her local Coles supermarket and listed the money-saving 'hacks' - including choosing your weekly meal plan based on discounted items and activating bonus offers using the Flybuys app.
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Queenie Tan (pictured) shared how to save money on groceries every time you shop. The 26-year-old from Sydney revealed the tips in an Instagram video
First Queenie suggested planning your weekly meals based on what's on special at the supermarket. 'Build your meal plan based on what's on sale or bonus points offers. Select discounted items that you can easily use in multiple recipes,' she said
First Queenie suggested planning your weekly meals based on what's on special at the supermarket.
'Build your meal plan based on what's on sale or bonus points offers,' she said.
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At Coles Queenie claims customers can ask for a rain check if a sale item has run out of stock.
'Don't worry if a discounted item you want to buy is out of stock, because you can ask for a rain check,' she said.
'So when that item is back in stock you can purchase it for the discounted price up to 30 days later.'
Customers can also download Flybuys app to activate and receive 'bonus offers' on your shop at Coles.
This way when a certain amount of points have been collected, customers can receive a discount on their groceries.
For a limited time Coles customers can also receive two red wine glasses for free in exchange for 36 Flybuys credits or 18 credits plus $18.How to save money on groceries: Queenie Tan shares top tips
1. Build your meal plan based on what's on sale or bonus points offers.
2. Select discounted items that you can easily use in multiple recipes
3. Ask a staff member of a rain check if a discounted item is out of stock
4. Download the Flybuys app so you can activate bonus points offers while you shop
5. For a limited time shoppers can also earn credits to redeem for collectable glassware at Coles
The tips were praised by others on Instagram and many seemed surprised that customers are able to ask for a rain check.
'Since when can you rain check at the supermarket?!' one person wrote, another asked: 'How do you get the rain check voucher?'
Queenie said all you need to do is ask a staff member.
Another person said: 'Yes! I love flybuys. I was able to get an Apple Watch Series 7 just through points!'The best time to grocery shop at supermarkets:
In the morning - shoppers can save between 10 and 20% off goods about to expire
Before dinner - shoppers can save up to 50% off goods about to expire
Just before the store closes - shoppers can save up to 90% off goods about to expire
* Markdowns are determined based on store policies and times and may vary
It follows after a Coles customer decided to change her shopping routine and claimed to have bought $205.50 worth of groceries for just $3.60.
Anne, from Queensland, visited her local supermarket at 8pm on a Wednesday and shared an image online of the 'bargain bonanza' food haul, which included 10c wraps, chopped fruit and milk.
'Best haul for ages,' she captioned the social media post.
The following day after visiting Coles again, Anne announced she is permanently changing her shopping schedule to 8pm in order to score further markdowns.
It comes after shopper Anne, from Queensland, visited her local Coles at 8pm on a Wednesday and shared an image online of the 'bargain bonanza' food haul, which included 10c wraps, chopped fruit and milk (pictured)
The following day she came across 'another crazy markdown bonanza' with nothing exceeding 10c besides a 10kg bag of rice and bread mix for just 50c each
Anne came across 'another crazy markdown bonanza' with nothing exceeding 10c besides a 10kg bag of rice and bread mix for just 50c each.
She shared images of the buys, including pairs of socks and pet food for a mere 10c each.
The social media post caused a buzz online among customers who were keen to try shopping at a later hour too for the best discounts.
'10c for the socks! That's crazy!' one person wrote, another added: 'You scored big time.'
Another said: 'Wow wish I had a Coles near me. They seem to have better markdowns than Woolies.'