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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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Vice-President Georgieva and Commissioner Mimica to attend African Union summit in Addis

Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will attend the 26th African Union Summit on Saturday 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the EU to again show the African continent our…

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New measures proposed to improve stability and tackle the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 10 measures in the Sahel region, worth more than EUR 100 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 10 measures to assist the Sahel region under the ‘Emergency Trust Fund for Africa for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa’. These measures, worth more than EUR 100 million in total, were adopted following the Valletta Summit (11-12…

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European Union Working with Kenya on Vital Coffee Research

During his visit to Kenya's Coffee Research Institute (CRI), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today urged Kenya to improve the competitiveness of export products through disease control and research as a way of promoting market access and productivity of agricultural commodities. Commissioner Hogan’s visit comes during…

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EU mobilises €125 million for countries affected by ‘El Niño’

The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The…

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Commissioner Mimica to announce additional support for Niger and the region during visit

Commissioner Mimica will today begin an official visit to Niger where he will announce extra EU support.

Today, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will visit Niger to discuss the implementation of EU development cooperation to the country and announce extra support. The Commissioner will also discuss regional security challenges and the envisaged €50 million of EU support to the Multinational Joint Task Force…

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The European Union announces new support for Somali refugees

The European Union will announce €60 million in additional support for Somali refugees at a Ministerial Pledging Conference in Brussels

Today, High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will announce €60 million to support Somali refugees in Somalia and Kenya.  This announcement will be made during a Ministerial Pledging Conference on Somali Refugees taking place in Brussels.   Prior…

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Launch of public consultation on the future of the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have launched today a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020. Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini…