Tag: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

| June 4, 2020

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards. The Commission wishes to ensure the highest level of air safety for all passengers travelling in the European Union. […]

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#DRC – Europe needs a Congolese reality check

#DRC – Europe needs a Congolese reality check

| May 11, 2018

  As instability drags the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighbours further towards the abyss, two of the international bodies working to stabilise Africa’s second-largest country are finally realising the Congolese regime has no intention of working with them. Last week, explosive revelations in the French press suggested a contentious standoff between […]

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#DRC: Council conclusions on Democratic Republic of the Congo

#DRC: Council conclusions on Democratic Republic of the Congo

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union is deeply concerned by the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It strongly condemns the acts of extreme violence that took place on 19 and 20 September 2016, in particular in Kinshasa. Those acts have further exacerbated the deadlock in the DRC due to the failure to call the presidential election […]

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Conflict minerals: Preventing military groups from funding their activities

Conflict minerals: Preventing military groups from funding their activities

Trading mineral resources can be used to fund military groups in conflict areas. ©BELGA_AFP_L.Healing Military groups in conflict areas such as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo often use the sale of minerals found in their territory to fund their activities. A new EU proposal aims to put an end to this by setting […]

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‘EU must be more demanding of Congo authorities’ say EU auditors

‘EU must be more demanding of Congo authorities’ say EU auditors

A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is critical regarding the results of EU aid for promoting key areas of governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While EU support is well-intentioned and achieving some results, progress is slow, uneven and, overall, limited,” said Hans Gustav Wessberg, the ECA […]

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