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EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country. “We cannot overlook the deteriorating humanitarian situation affecting Burundi. Refugee numbers […]

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29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Specific problems of Pacific under spotlight

29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Specific problems of Pacific under spotlight

The specific problems of the Pacific region, such as climate change, fisheries, maritime security and regional integration, as well as the generation of fiscal revenues in ACP countries, were discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at its 29th session, which closed on Wednesday (17 June) in Suva (Fiji). Cautious green light for EU blending […]

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IOM helps refugees to resettle in Belgium

IOM helps refugees to resettle in Belgium

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the framework of the joint European Union refugee resettlement programme agreed to in March, Belgium decided to resettle 100 refugees in 2014 and 300 refugees in 2015. In 2013 it accepted 100 Congolese refugees, mainly from the Great Lakes region. In 2014, based on UNHCR and EU priorities, it will take 75 Syrian and […]

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Commissioner De Gucht heading for official visit to East Africa

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 October, Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht will travel to Kenya to meet with a number of high level government representatives in the area of foreign affairs and international trade, East African affairs, finance, industrialization and agriculture. The visit follows conclusion, two weeks ago, of the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the […]

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EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 16 October, negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalized a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. The agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the EU market for products from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. […]

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Europe still missing €42 billion to help reach global poverty goals

Europe still missing €42 billion to help reach global poverty goals

On 8 April, Oxfam celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending, but most of Europe’s wealthiest governments still fail to meet promises designed to alleviate global poverty and slash economic inequality. The worldwide development organization was responding to today’s release of 2013 overseas aid figures by the OECD, which show a small […]

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