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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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European Agenda on Security: Commission takes action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives

The European Commission adopted today a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The package includes two main elements: a proposal for a Directive on Terrorism, which will strengthen the EU's arsenal in preventing  terrorist attacks by criminalising preparatory…

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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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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…