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Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an innovative Mauritius

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an…

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New Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) - EU Partnership: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa

The negotiators focused on the specific needs and priorities to address together in the decades to come

In the context of the ongoing negotiations to modernize relations between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), chief negotiators met with Pacific leaders today. The talks' aim was to lay the ground for the creation of a EU-Pacific pillar, within the future agreement. The negotiators focused on the…

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EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union. On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for…

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Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini, Neven Mimica, Christos Stylianides on the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria

After two and a half years away from their homes and families, 21 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, are finally released

Statement by High Representative/Vice- President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development Neven Mimica and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the release of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria: After two and a half years away from their homes and families, 21 Chibok…

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Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on her call with President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique

"I had today a very open and constructive phone call with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. I expressed my condolences following the murder of peace negotiator Jeremias Pondeca and we both agreed that the peace process should by no means be affected by this crime. The immediate public reactions both by…

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Restoring a Political Process and Humanitarian Aid Delivery in Syria

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini holds a number of phone-calls on Syria, to restore a political process and humanitarian aid delivery

In view of the continued escalation of the conflict in Syria, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, held a round of telephone conversations today and yesterday with the main international and regional actors. She spoke to the United Nations' Special Envoy for…

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the assassination in Mozambique of Renamo's negotiator, Mr Jeremias Pondeca

The European Union condems this murder

Mr Jeremias Pondeca, member of the Renamo's negotiation team in Mozambique's recently launched peace process, has been assassinated. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.  The European Union condems this murder. Violence can never be an alternative to peaceful dialogue when trying to reach a sustainable solution in a political…

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EU announces €19 million new support for women and girls' empowerment at ''Women Deliver'' Conference

Today, the EU has reconfirmed its support to women and girls' empowerment by announcing €19 million support to gender-driven international projects. EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, made the announcement at the ''Women Deliver'' Conference in Copenhagen today, one of the world's largest events on women and girls' rights, health…

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African Union Commission and European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges

Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital, Addis Ababa. This is the biggest Africa-EU political meeting of the year. Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital,…

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Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

Commission launches Action Plan against wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities. The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has…