Tag: Afghanistan

Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of […]

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Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group said: “The Commission’s blacklist of countries bearing a high risk of money laundering is ridiculous. The list doesn’t contain any single important offshore financial centre. Replacing Guyana with Ethiopia in response to the European Parliament’s criticism seems like some kind of bad joke […]

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#Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi’ite mosque in Kabul

#Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi’ite mosque in Kabul

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an explosion at a crowded Shi’ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said. The attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement. Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation […]

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Brussels Conference on #Afghanistan: EU announces financial assistance to support reforms

Brussels Conference on #Afghanistan: EU announces financial assistance to support reforms

The European Commission has announced new financial assistance to the Afghan Government in the form of a state-building contract. Through state-building contracts, the European Union provides direct budget support to countries in fragile and transitional situations. The signing ceremony of the state-building contract took place on 4 October at the margins of the Brussels Conference […]

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Joint project on #Afghanistan highlights #Kazakhstan efforts on international development assistance

Joint project on #Afghanistan highlights #Kazakhstan efforts on international development assistance

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 1 January 2017, Kazakhstan will take its place on the United Nations Security Council. It is a symbol of how far this country has come since independence and of our status within the international community. But it is also a big responsibility. The country has been trusted by our international partners with helping make […]

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#China ratifies UN TIR Convention with new trade prospects in view

#China ratifies UN TIR Convention with new trade prospects in view

The People’s Republic of China has become the 70th country to ratify the United Nation’s TIR Convention, the global standard for international freight customs transit.  China’s ratification is an important step in improving land and multimodal transport between Asia and Europe, and a sign of the country’s steady integration into global transport and trade norms. […]

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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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