On the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Commission is launching a new initiative to halt biodiversity loss in developing countries by helping them protect their ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and develop green economies.
The EU has today announced that it will provide €25 million per year in the period 2014-2020 to fund vaccines and immunisation programmes worldwide.
One year after the Donors' Conference for Mali that was held in Brussels and raised 3.3 billion euro to support the reconstruction of the country, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, hosts an event in Bamako to follow-up on the commitment.
The Commission has today adopted a Communication setting out the role of private sector at the forefront of international development.
The private sector provides some 90 per cent of jobs in developing countries, and is thus an essential partner in the fight against poverty.