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Save the date: 2011 European Development days announced in Warsaw on 15-16th December

30/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 September 2011 - The annual European Development days (EDDs) – have been launched today by the Polish Presidency, Under-Secretary of State, Krzysztof Stanowski and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. ...

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EU response to the Arab Spring: Special Measure for poorest areas in Tunisia

27/09/2011

MEMO/11/642 Brussels, 27 September 2011 The major political events experienced by Tunisia at the beginning of this year have caused an economic and social shock which has disrupted Tunisia's economic growth....

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EU response to the Arab Spring: the Civil Society Facility

27/09/2011

MEMO/11/638 Brussels, 27 September 2011 The Communication on “A new response to a changing Neighbourhood” - the culmination of a comprehensive review of the European Neighbourhood Policy launched in 2010, outlines a new approach towards the EU’s neighbours ...

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Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Piebalgs on the death of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai

27/09/2011

MEMO/11/634 Brussels, 26 September 2011 ‘It is with sadness that we have heard of the passing away of Kenya's Nobel Peace laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai. We wish to offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends....

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EU €1 billion Millennium Development Goals initiative to support maternal health, contribute to fight against child mortality and hunger and improve supply of water and sanitation

21/09/2011

European Commission - Press release EU €1 billion Millennium Development Goals initiative to support maternal health, contribute to fight against child mortality and hunger andimprove supply ofwater and sanitation Brussels, 21 September 2011 - Water and ...

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Launch of the Economics of Land Degradation initiative: Commission promotes scheme to identify the costs of land degradation worldwide

21/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2011 - In New York European Development Commissioner Piebalgs participated in the launch of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative....

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Putting Sustainable Energy at the top of global development agenda: EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, appointed as member of the UN High Level Group on Sustainable Energy ...

20/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2011- Today, EU Commissioner Piebalgs was appointed as a member of the High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for all, together with leaders from business, government, international organisation ...

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EU Commissioner for Development Address at the High-level Meeting on Addressing Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradica...

20/09/2011

SPEECH/11/590 Andris Piebalgs I have the honour of speaking on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. We welcome this high level event and the opportunity it provides to give attention to this critical issue facing the global community....

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Schedule of European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the UN General Assembly

19/09/2011

MEMO/11/610 Brussels, 19 September 2011 Monday - 19 September Time Venue Event 09:00 Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue,17th floor Soho Room Roundtable Dialogue on "Tomorrow's Markets: Public-private Platforms for Inclusive and Green Growth", organised ...

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66th UN General Assembly: EU high level presence in New York

16/09/2011

MEMO/11/609 Brussels, 16 September 2011 The beginning of the 66th UN General Assembly will be marked next week with the traditional General Debate. This will be the first General Debate since the adoption of the historic resolution 65/276 in May, under ...

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South Africa: Commissioner Piebalgs to launch €126 million new health care programme to fight HIV and tuberculosis

12/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 September 2011 – European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will visit South Africa from 13th to 16th of September to discuss EU-South Africa development cooperation and visit a number of key projects ...

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Commissioner Piebalgs's visit to South Africa: examples of EU development cooperation

12/09/2011

MEMO/11/591 Brussels, 12 September Development cooperation between the EU and South Africa mainly takes place in two areas, namely employment creation and capacity development for service delivery and social cohesion....

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Commissioner Piebalgs to visit Lesotho ahead of next elections and to announce €15 million aid for better access to water

09/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 September 2011 - European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will arrive for a two-day visit in Lesotho on 12 September. The visit takes place in the context of the country's preparations for local ...

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EU partnership with South Africa

09/09/2011

MEMO/11/587 Brussels, 9 September 2011 The European Union is committed to pursuing its engagement with South Africa and to strengthening the strategic partnership with its largest trading partner in Africa....

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EU development cooperation with Lesotho

09/09/2011

MEMO/11/586 Brussels, 9 September 2011 Under current EU programming, the long-standing partnership in the water sector continues. In addition, the EU helps in the fight against HIV/AIDS through support to orphans and vulnerable children affected by the ...

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South Africa-EU Summit

09/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 September 2011 - A will be held in Kruger, South Africa on Thursday 15 September 2011. The EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and by José Manuel Barroso, President ...

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