European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 December 2013 The European Union (EU) is a key partner of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the country's main donor. Relations are bound by the Cotonou Agreement. Even before the current crisis, CAR faced a daunting mix of governance, economic, social, and humanitarian as...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 December 2013 The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country's entire population of 4.6 million.
New EU regional development and protection programme for refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq
European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 December 2013 The EU has announced a Regional Development and Protection Programme for refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, as part of its long-term development response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 December 2013 The EU will today confirm that it will provide €12.5 million through the African Peace Facility to improve the management of African-led peace support operations.
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 1. What is the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)? What are the proposals for the external instruments? The MFF translates the EU's political priorities for seven years into financial terms.
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Joint Statement by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle and Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs We are highly pleased that the European Parliament has just approved the legislative package on the EU's external instruments.
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 1. “Post-2015” At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, leaders of 189 countries committed to halving global poverty by 2015 and saving millions of lives. As a follow up, eight specific Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015 were formulated.
Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, 9 décembre 2013 La première réunion internationale de suivi de la Conférence des donateurs pour le développement du Mali organisée à Bruxelles le 15 mai 2013, s'était déroulée à Bamako (Mali) le 7 novembre 2013.
EU pledges new financial support to help developing countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 In a move to support the timely implementation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will help developing countries by simplifying, harmonising and modernising international border procedures, Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs and Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, today committed...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 As the political and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has progressively deteriorated for more than a year now, the European Commission has continued to mobilise its development aid to help people and improve their security.
European Commission Andris PIEBALGS EU Commissioner for Development Speech - 12th edition of the annual OCT-EU Forum / Brussels 5 December 2013 Excellences, Esteemed Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome, thanks It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to a rather cold Brussels for this EU-OCT Forum – the twelfth in...
EU confirms its support for development and integration in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean
European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 December 2013 EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new financial support for countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean for the period 2014-2020.
New EU support to reduce illegal killing of elephants and other endangered species in developing countries
European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 December 2013 Today, the European Union has decided to support a programme that will improve the protection of elephants, great apes and rhinos in Africa as well as other species such as marine turtles in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 December 2013 The European Union will today announce new support of €370 million (over US $500 million) for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria for the period 2014-2016, at a conference in Washington, where donors are expected to set out...