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EU to support the destruction of Syrian chemical stockpiles

17/02/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 February 2014 The European Union announced today financial support of €12 million to help destroy Syrian chemical stockpiles, by contributing to a Trust Fund established by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

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New EU support for renewable energy and governance in Cape Verde

14/02/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 February 2014 During his first ever visit to the country EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, announced €55 million of new support for Cape Verde during the period 2014 – 2020.

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Statement by Commissioner Piebalgs on sustainable energy in Africa

13/02/2014

European Commission Brussels, 13 February 2014 Statement At the occasion of the High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 11-13 February, EU Commissioner for Development said: Energy is fundamental to development.

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New EU support for Senegal to strengthen governance, food security and access to water and sanitation

12/02/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 February 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €347 million of new EU support to Senegal for the period 2014-2020 during a visit to the country on 12-13 of February.

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EU confirms new support to Mauritania during high level visit

10/02/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 February 2014 EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, is today expected to announce €195 million for Mauritania in the areas of food security, rule of law and healthcare for the years 2014-2020.

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Commissioner Piebalgs visits three West-African countries to discuss future development cooperation

07/02/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 February 2014 EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will begin on Monday a high level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde, where he will underline the EU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the region and confirm future funding for the three countries.

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EU and UNICEF boost their partnership to improve child and maternal health and to save more children

04/02/2014

European Commission Press release New York, 4 February 2014 Urgent aid to the Central African Republic also discussed at UNICEF Executive Board meeting The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15...

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EU – UNICEF PARTNERSHIP

04/02/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 February 2014 The UNICEF Executive board, which takes place in New York, is a key opportunity for the EU and UNICEF to come together to take stock of what has been achieved so far and to discuss future cooperation.

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