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EU to take leading role in global fight against poverty and strive for sustainable development

27/02/2013

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 and the Rio+20 conference launched the process for the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission acknowledges that both challenges must be tackled together through a joined up approach.

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

20/02/2013

During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20 000 households and to treat 80 000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi's citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas.

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New EU initiative to fight organised crime and human trafficking at EU borders

18/02/2013

A new €1.5 million project that will boost the fight against organised crime and human trafficking in Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Turkey has been launched by the European Union.  This innovative pilot project will help countries to be better equipped to deal with human trafficking, for example through sharing data on trafficking and providing training for law enforcement agencies on how to deal with the issue more effectively.

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Commissioner Piebalgs supports the 'One Billion Rising' campaign and the struggle against violence against women

14/02/2013

Commissioner Piebalgs supports the 'One Billion Rising' campaign and the struggle against violence against women

One Billion Rising, taking place in more than 200 countries today, February 14, is a mass mobilisation against violence against women!

Find out more: http://onebillionrising.org/

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EU resumes its development cooperation with Mali

12/02/2013

At the Informal Development Ministers meeting in Dublin today, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced the fully-fledged resumption of development aid in Mali.

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