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The Council welcomes the Communication on Disaster Response Capacity © EU

The Council welcomes the Communication on Disaster Response Capacity

14/12/2010 - Today the General Affairs Council (GAC) welcomed the Communication on disaster response capacity that the Commission adopted on 26 October to equip Europe with a better, faster, and more efficient EU response capacity to disasters. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva wins Commissioner of the Year and European of the Year awards

Commissioner Georgieva wins Commissioner of the year and European of the Year awards

30/11/2010 - The Commissioner of International Cooperation Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, was honoured yesterday evening when named as the 2010 European of the Year and Commissioner of the Year at European Voice's annual awards ceremony. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in a Commission-funded nutrition centre in Niger © EU

European Commission requests further humanitarian funding to respond to the worsening food crisis in the Sahel and Sudan

03/08/2010 - In response to the worsening food crisis affecting the Sahel and Sudan, Kristalina Georgieva - Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response announced that the Commission has proposed an additional €40 million in humanitarian funding to be drawn from the EU budget's Emergency Aid Reserve. €30 million of this would be additional funding for the Sahel and €10 million for Sudan, (...)

Commissioner Georgieva in Parliament © EU

Hearing before the European Parliament

03/02/2010 - The confirmation hearing of Kristalina Georgieva, the last prospective European Commissioner, took place at the European Parliament on 3 February. She faced questions on her suitability for the international cooperation, (...)