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Central African Republic: EU launches first multi-donor trust fund for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

Central African Republic: EU launches first multi-donor trust fund for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

The EU is about to launch its first ever multi-donor development trust fund, in support of the Central African Republic (CAR). With an initial amount of €64 million the fund creates an effective and co-ordinated international instrument to help the population of the country and contribute to its stabilization. This comes in addition to the […]

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EU signs new support for government reforms in Haiti

EU signs new support for government reforms in Haiti

Today the EU will approve a direct payment to the government of Haiti of €34 million in order to support ongoing reforms to modernize the state administration and the public finance management. This will be done through, for instance, better internal and external controls and anti-corruption measures. The reforms will also improve access to primary […]

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Brussels G7 Summit continues with talks on global economy, trade, energy and development

Brussels G7 Summit continues with talks on global economy, trade, energy and development

On the second day of the Brussels G7 Summit leaders are continuing their discussions on the global economy, trade, energy, climate change and development. Last night, the G7 leaders issued a joint communiqué following their working dinner, which reflects the G7 position on major foreign policy issues, including Ukraine. Read the full text of the […]

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European Union at G7 Summit in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014

European Union at G7 Summit in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014

Due to the Russian Federation’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the G7 leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as the European Union leaders decided to cancel their participation in the originally planned G8 Summit in Sochi, Russia and instead meet in Brussels in […]

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Common agricultural policy should take better account of water concerns, say EU Auditors

Common agricultural policy should take better account of water concerns, say EU Auditors

A report published today (13 May) by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that the EU has been only partially successful in integrating water policy goals into the common agricultural policy (CAP). The audit highlighted weaknesses in the two instruments currently used to integrate water concerns into the CAP (namely cross-compliance and rural development) […]

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Live: Hearing on citizens’ initiative ‘One of Us’

Live: Hearing on citizens’ initiative ‘One of Us’

The second hearing of a citizens’ initiative, which allows ordinary people to ask for European legislation, will take place at the European Parliament on Thursday 10 April. The organisers of the One of Us initiative are calling on the EU to ban and stop financing activities, including scientific ones, that could involve the destruction of […]

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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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