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EU-Africa Business Forum: The EU’s Work on the Private Sector in Africa

31/03/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 March 2014 Why EU development cooperation focuses on the private sector Creating growth and job opportunity in Africa is crucial as this continent, as well as other developing regions lack employment and income generation opportunities, combined with a fast-growing, young population.

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EU-Africa Business Forum: Working together towards sustainable growth and employment

31/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 To promote sustainable and inclusive growth in both Africa and the EU, European Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will today take part in the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels.

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Joint Statement by Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development

27/03/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 27 March 2014 We are very concerned by the wave of hostilities targeting international organisations which provide essential assistance to local communities and the most vulnerable in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.

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New EU support to increase security in the Central African region

27/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 March 2014 Today, the EU announced that it would provide close to €2 million to support the fight to eliminate the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a militant movement in the Central African region.

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EU cooperation with Latin America

24/03/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 March 2014 Overview Latin America is currently experiencing a period of economic growth and rising public expenditure and has seen a significant improvement in the job market, the fight against poverty and access to education.

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Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

24/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 March 2014 European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries).

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Media Advisory: EU-Africa Business Forum, 31 March - 1 April

21/03/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 March 2014 Private and public sector to debate on sustainable and inclusive growth Event and programme On the eve of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels, the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum will take place in Brussels.

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EU renews its commitment towards development in Asia

20/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 March 2014 EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs will today announce over €6.5 billion in new support for countries and organisations in Asia for the period 2014-2020.

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The European Union confirms new support for trade in West Africa

17/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 March 2014 European Commissioners Andris Piebalgs, for Development policy, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade policy, welcome today's Foreign Affairs Council conclusions confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa1 during the...

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EU Commissioner announces new support for Central African Republic during high level visit

13/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 March 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce €81 million of new EU support to the Central African Republic (CAR) during a joint visit to the country with French Minister for Development, Pascal Canfin, and German Minister for Cooperation, Gerd Müller.

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International Women’s Day – Statement by Commissioner Piebalgs

07/03/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 7 March 2014 Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), I’d like to once again underline that the EU will not rest until all forms of violence and discrimination suffered by women and girls are eradicated –wherever we work.

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Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announces new EU support for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda

04/03/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €620 million of new EU support to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and €460 million for Rwanda for the period 2014-2020, during a visit to the Great Lakes region in Central Africa together...

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Examples of EU cooperation with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda

04/03/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 March 2014 Democratic Republic of Congo A €40 million EU-funded programme to help the country attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was recently launched. It focuses on decreasing mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission, preventing gender-based violence, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.

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