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The EU and Egypt undertook closer cooperation in many areas, notably on socio-economic development, scientific research, energy, migration, countering terrorism and regional issues.
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Ministers, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am truly delighted to be here today and I would like to welcome you to my hometown Vienna in full Christmas spirit, which I hope you will also enjoy later.
Today in Vienna, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission will host the 5th Eastern Partnership Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together high level representatives from the EU and the six Eastern Partners - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to help promote socio-economic development across the region.
Children living with disabilities in the Western Balkans and Turkey are being “excluded from the moment they are born” – finds the first research of its kind by UNICEF and the European Disability Forum, funded by the European Union.
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in Kosovo on 3 December.
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of the first €500 million of the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Ukraine.
The EU and Jordan built and consolidated a strong and solid partnership via broad and intensive cooperation on multilateral, regional and bilateral issues.
The European Commission has allocated an additional €500,000 to continue assisting the most vulnerable refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The EU and Lebanon achieved important progress on their cooperation, which was marked by very strong political and economic support from the EU and the international community for Lebanon.
Today, Christian Danielsson, European Commission Director General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Thomas Mayr Harting, Managing Director at the European External Action Service for Europe and Central Asia, are in Chisinau to reaffirm the EU's commitment to deliver tangible benefits to the Moldovan citizens.