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EU Commissioner Mimica announces new support for fighting Ebola during visit to Guinea

08/12/2014

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 December 2014 EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, has announced €61 million of new support in response to the Ebola crisis in the affected countries of West Africa, during a visit to Guinea.

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EU Ebola response: medium/long term support through development cooperation

08/12/2014

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 December 2014 West Africa is currently facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. The European Union has been monitoring its spread and taken collective action at home and abroad.

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The European Union's response to Ebola emergency

08/12/2014

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 December 2014 West Africa is currently facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. The disease has already claimed more than 6 000 lives and has seen over 17 000 cases.

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Joint Statement on the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

20/11/2014

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2014 Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers...

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Further EU support for sustainable development of Greenland

28/10/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The European Commission announced today that €217.8 million will be given to education and vocational training in Greenland for the period 2014-2020. By choosing education as focus the EU and Greenland agree on the role that education plays as driver for long-term...

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EU confirms support to Horn of Africa ahead of high-level visit of international organisations to the region

27/10/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Today, the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020. The announcement comes ahead of a visit to the region by Deputy Director General of the European...

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Fourth meeting of the Cooperation Council between the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan – EU announces further support for development

20/10/2014

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 20 October 2014 The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan held their fourth Cooperation Council meeting on 20 October 2014. The meeting was chaired by Mr Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy,...

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The EU's response to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

20/10/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 October 2014 What is the situation on the ground? The current Ebola outbreak is affecting the West Africa region: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Nigeria and Senegal had reported imported cases but their initial outbreaks have been contained, and there have been no new cases...

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EU increases development support to Nepal and Bhutan

17/10/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Nepal and Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years.

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EU development cooperation with Nepal

17/10/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 October 2014 Main development challenges of the country Nepal is working to overcome the legacy of the decade-long civil war which ended in 2006. A key challenge for Nepal is to overcome protracted political instability and consolidate its democratic institutions, including through the adoption of...

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