As the new European Commission, led by President Juncker, took office on 1st November 2014, the mandate of Andris Piebalgs as Commissioner for Development has ended. Upon his departure, Commissioner Piebalgs highlighted what an honour it had been to work on promoting sustainable development and on fighting poverty all over the globe.
Today, the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020, primarily coming from the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Nepal and Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years.
At the occasion of World Food Day today, Commissioners Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva, said: "Today is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger.
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will sign today the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) for development cooperation with Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia in the 2014-2020 period, which amount to €869 million.
The EU has today announced a new project to promote and protect the rights of migrants moving between developing countries, worth over €10 million. The project focuses on two types of migrants: those who carry out domestic work in the recipient country (e.g. house-cleaning) and those who fall victim of human trafficking.
EU's commitment to helping developing countries provide access to sustainable energy for all is stronger than ever. The European Union will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Togo and Rwanda.
World Polio Day is a timely reminder of just how close we are to wiping polio off the face of the earth. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, bringing together international organisations, governments, foundations, healthcare providers and others, has cut polio cases by an incredible 99% since 1988 and saved 10 million people from paralysis. Thanks […]