European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 October 2013 EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will today announce new financial support for West Africa1 for the period 2014-2020, during a round of discussions with Ministers and other authorities of the countries in the region on the priorities to be funded during...
European Commission Andris Piebalgs EU Commissioner for Development Closing Session of the Civil Society Organisation Forum of the EU-Africa Partnership / Brussels 24 October 2013 Co-chairs, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, We can all agree that, given the freedom to operate, civil society organisations form a vital part of any...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 October 2013 How do Latvians imagine the future of Europe? What are their worries regarding the economic situation? These will be some of the questions which EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Latvian Defence Minister Dr Artis Pabriks will discuss about with about 200...
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 On the eve of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, my thoughts are with the 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty. Behind this abstract figure lie the grim realities of individual lives: pregnant women who cannot get life-saving health...
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 October 2013 2013 World Food Day: EU Commissioners for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Kristalina Georgieva on making sure that not only everyone has enough food to eat but also that it's the right food Tomorrow, 16th October, is World...
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 October 2013 The European Union is developing a broad range of policies and instruments to manage the increasing challenge of migration, security of external borders and asylum. It does so in full respect with human rights and fundamental values.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 October 2013 EU development assistance to El Salvador has so far had many benefits for its people, for instance, by providing access to basic pension for the elderly or access to water and sanitation.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 October 2013 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union have today announced they will strengthen their cooperation and scale up their joint operations on areas of mutual interest, such as education, culture, science and technology, water and oceans,...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2013 The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is to visit Nicaragua on 6 and 7 October in the context of the establishment of the new EU-Nicaragua cooperation programming for the period 2014-2020.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 October 2013 The European Union (EU) has announced that it will provide €50 million to improve food security and build resilience to drought in southern and eastern Ethiopia. The project is part of the Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE) initiative taken by EU...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 October 2013 During his first ever visit to Guatemala this week, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will discuss priorities for future EU assistance with the Guatemalan authorities and civil society.
Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 October 2013 European This year's European Development Days (EDD13) will focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the need for a strong common European position to addressing global poverty and sustainable development after 2015. The topic is very timely as 2015 (the MDGs target date)...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 October 2013 Supporting security and the rule of law, disaster management and the fight against climate change, will be among the priorities for EU Development Assistance in the period 2014-2020.
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 October 2013 EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, is this week visiting Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Although Central America is now, on average, a medium-low income region, there are still real poverty gaps amongst the different countries.