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#Guatemala – EU deploys experts following recent volcano eruptions

#Guatemala – EU deploys experts following recent volcano eruptions

| June 25, 2018

Additional EU support to help those affected by the volcanic eruption that struck Guatemala earlier this month is being channelled through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. A team of eight European experts flew to Guatemala on Saturday (23 June), following a new request of assistance issued by the national authorities. “We are continuing to support […]

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EU supports Central America in fight against #OrganizedCrime

EU supports Central America in fight against #OrganizedCrime

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has announced €20 million to improve co-operation on criminal investigations and the prosecution of cases of transnational crime and drug trafficking across Central America. The regional programme – known as ICRIME – aims to strengthen efforts to fight against cross-border organized crime and will support El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, Costa […]

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European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament today (17 February), during the plenary session in Strasbourg, has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. By this initiative, MEPs have both expressed their concerns and acknowledged the work carried out by human rights defenders. For this reason, they urge the Guatemalan government to adopt […]

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Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

The European Union, the United States, China and the vast majority of the World Trade Organization (WTO) members that were participating in the negotiations agreed on 24 July to eliminate custom duties on 201 high-tech products. The extension of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is the biggest tariff-cutting deal in the WTO in almost […]

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EU co-operation with Latin America

EU co-operation with Latin America

The EU has more than 18 years’ experience of regional co-operation in Latin America. Between 2007- 2013 the EU provided €556 million for regional funds, spent in the areas of social cohesion, water management, socio-economic development, higher education and information society, amongst others. At the EUROsociAL conference in Brussels on 24-25 March, Development Commissioner Andris […]

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Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (24 March) announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries). The new financial package, which is part of the Development Co-operation Instrument, now published, will be discussed […]

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EU will continue to support El Salvador’s contribution to eradicating poverty

EU will continue to support El Salvador’s contribution to eradicating poverty

EU development assistance to El Salvador has so far had many benefits for its people, for instance, by providing access to basic pension for the elderly or access to water and sanitation. Building on these results, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will confirm, during an official visit to the country, the EU’s commitment to help the […]

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