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#BurkinaFaso Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to new government following terrorist attacks

#BurkinaFaso Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to new government following terrorist attacks

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

“On behalf of the European Commission, International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica will visit Burkina Faso on 12 February, to welcome the peaceful and successful elections.” The visit of the Commissioner will also be an opportunity to show support to the country, following the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou and in the northern part of […]

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Plenary opening: Schulz condemns terror attacks in Istanbul and Ouagadougou

Plenary opening: Schulz condemns terror attacks in Istanbul and Ouagadougou

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

European Parliament President Martin Schulz condemned the terror attacks in Istanbul and Ouagadougou on 12 and 15 January and called for more EU-wide co-operation to counter terrorism. He pledged that terrorism would be fought on the basis of democratic values, using the police, the rule of law, and EU-wide co-operation. The new year began as […]

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EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet increasing needs in Sahel region

EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet increasing needs in Sahel region

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don’t know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union’s funding for the Sahel with €45 […]

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Concrete steps for EU-ACP co-operation on eve of European Year for Development 2015

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held its 27th meeting with the economic and social interest groups of the ACP and EU countries in Brussels from 29-31 October. EESC President Henri Malosse welcomed almost 200 participants, among whom numbered Secretary-General of the ACP Secretariat H.E. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and General Director Development Cooperation at the […]

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EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (4 June) reveal the 16 energy projects that will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address energy challenges in rural areas and are part of the EU’s […]

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EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

The European Commission has today (1 April) announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world’s poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All. Grants of €95 million […]

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EU confirms new support for Mauritania during high-level visit

EU confirms new support for Mauritania during high-level visit

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is today (10 February) expected to announce €195 million for Mauritania in the areas of food security, rule of law and health care for the years 2014-2020. The commissioner will meet President Abdel Aziz and Prime Minister Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdhaf during his visit, and discussions are expected to focus in […]

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