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EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

The EU aid of €47 million will help respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the Great Lakes as well as in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue […]

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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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MEPs to assess the situation in #Syria, Colombia and DRC

MEPs to assess the situation in #Syria, Colombia and DRC

The latest developments in Syria, including failed US-Russia attempts to revive the ceasefire followed by the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against Aleppo, will be debated on Wednesday, October 5, at 15.00. Following this, MEPs will take stock of Colombia’s referendum vote narrowly rejecting a peace deal with the rebel group FARC. Later, MEPs will also […]

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#ConflictMinerals: Agreement aims to break the vicious cycle between the trade in minerals and conflict

#ConflictMinerals: Agreement aims to break the vicious cycle between the trade in minerals and conflict

The EU has reached a political agreement on a regulation aimed at excluding ‘conflict minerals’ from the EU market. The extraction and trade of minerals has been linked to conflict and human rights abuses around the world, especially in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The EU is a major destination […]

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#Congo: S&Ds urge Democratic Republic of Congo to respect country’s Constitution in electoral process

#Congo: S&Ds urge Democratic Republic of Congo to respect country’s Constitution in electoral process

The European Parliament, with the active contribution from the European Socialists and Democrats, adopted a resolution on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 10 March, calling its authorities to fully respect the country’s constitution, especially on the electoral process. The president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, said: “We urge the Congolese authorities to […]

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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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Human rights: situation in Congo, Central African Republic and Bahrain

Human rights: situation in Congo, Central African Republic and Bahrain

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament passed three separate resolutions on 12 September, condemning the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and, the unconstitutional seizure of power in the CAR in March and calling for the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Bahrain. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) MEPs strongly condemned […]

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