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EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit […]

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#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs adopted an agreement on the sharing of passenger name records to help fight terrorism and debated counterterrorism measures during an eventful plenary session in Strasbourg last week (11-15 April). They also debate revelations about the Panama papers showing how shell companies are being used to avoid paying taxes as well as the migration agreement […]

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World Health Day: ‘Basic health-care services need to be accessible to all’

World Health Day: ‘Basic health-care services need to be accessible to all’

Everyone should be able to enjoy basic health-care services, regardless of where they live ©BELGA/AGEFOTOSTOCK/M.Alam World Health Day is marked every year on 7 April, the ideal opportunity to highlight what still needs to be improved. “Basic health care services need to be accessible to all, regardless of income,” said UK S&D member Linda McAvan, […]

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Stagnating aid leaves ‘millions’ of poor at risk

Stagnating aid leaves ‘millions’ of poor at risk

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report says that the leadership of a handful of countries is “masking the failure” of the majority of European governments to deliver on their overseas aid promises. That is the main conclusion of a report by leading charity Oxfam. The Oxfam report comes in response to the publication of new figures for overseas […]

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European Parliament approves €1.8 billion EU loan to Ukraine

European Parliament approves €1.8 billion EU loan to Ukraine

EU plans to lend Ukraine €1.8 billion to help plug its short-term balance of payments gap has been approved by MEPs. The EU will borrow the money externally and lend it on to Ukraine with the same interest rate. The disbursement will be tied to Ukraine pledging structural reforms to tackle problems that contributed to […]

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EU-airlift to Ukraine: Europe increases its humanitarian aid

EU-airlift to Ukraine: Europe increases its humanitarian aid

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation. Thousands of people are suffering from the combined impact of the conflict, displacement, extreme poverty and the harsh winter. The European Commission is pledging an additional €15 million in humanitarian assistance. This will […]

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Commissioner Stylianides to visit Ukraine as EU boosts humanitarian aid

Commissioner Stylianides to visit Ukraine as EU boosts humanitarian aid

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union is preparing a new boost of its humanitarian aid to the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, especially the displaced and those who need help to weather the severe cold which has gripped the country. Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured), responsible for humanitarian aid and crisis management, will be in Ukraine on […]

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