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Johannes Hahn, Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria and Kristalina Georgieva � EU

Commissioners Georgieva and Hahn attend inauguration of new Bulgarian President

22/01/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva attended the inauguration of Bulgaria's new President, Rosen Plevneliev. At the solemn ceremony that took place in Sofia, Georgieva represented the European Commission together with her colleague, the Commissioner for regional development, Johannes Hahn. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva during her last visit to the region in 2010 @ EU

European Commission doubles its humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, as Commissioner Georgieva calls for 'smart aid'

18/01/2012 - The European Commission is doubling its humanitarian aid to the African Sahel region to EUR 95 million in response to the food crisis. The announcement was made by Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's crisis response commissioner, during her ongoing visit to Niger and Chad. (...)

ECommissioner Georgieva visiting children in a hospital @ EU

"The alarm bells are ringing, we need to act now" - Commissioner Georgieva travels to the Sahel

17/01/2012 - The European Union's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva arrives in Niger today amid a looming crisis in Africa's Sahel region. The Commissioner is responding to calls for assistance from the affected countries. (...)

A woman walking in a street in Tallinn © EU

Commissioner Georgieva in Estonia to discuss humanitarian aid and civil protection

16/01/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Tallinn today, where she will present and discuss her portfolio priorities with relevant Estonian stakeholders. (...)

ECHO and its partner Solidarité monitoring the water situation 2010 © EU/ECHO/Susana Perez Diaz

Two years on, Europe continues to deliver on its promises to Haiti

09/01/2012 - On 12 January the world will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti. The disaster claimed the lives of more than 220 000 people and affected 3 million others. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Haiti, visiting the hospital with Handicap International - 02/03/2010 © EU

European Commission allocates further funds to Haiti

04/01/2012 - As the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 approaches, the European Commission has allocated a further €3 million to the 2011 humanitarian aid budget for the country, bringing its total humanitarian funding in 2011 to €38.5 million. (...)