Tag: Mauritania

EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet increasing needs in Sahel region

EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet increasing needs in Sahel region

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don’t know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union’s funding for the Sahel with €45 […]

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EU at G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia: Supporting global recovery

EU at G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia: Supporting global recovery

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the G20 summit in Brisbane (Australia) on 15 and 16 November 2014, the president of the European Commission and the president of the European Council will push for the adoption of a strong Brisbane Action Plan on Growth and Jobs to put the G20 collectively on a higher growth trajectory. This and the European […]

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Compromise found: Part of EU fleet can continue fishing in Mauritanian waters until end of 2014

Compromise found: Part of EU fleet can continue fishing in Mauritanian waters until end of 2014

EU vessels fishing shrimps and small pelagics in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol will be able to continue to do so until 15 December 2014. This is part of the compromise which EU negotiators found last night in Nouakchott after the Mauritanian authorities had upheld the position that all EU […]

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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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Commissioner Piebalgs visits three West-African countries to discuss future development co-operation

Commissioner Piebalgs visits three West-African countries to discuss future development co-operation

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs (pictured) will begin on Monday (10 February) a high-level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde, where he will underline the EU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the region and confirm future funding for the three countries. The visit will be the Commissioner’s first ever to Senegal and Cape Verde, and […]

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Sahel crisis: EU to give €142 million in humanitarian aid in 2014

Sahel crisis: EU to give €142 million in humanitarian aid in 2014

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission today has announced it will give €142 million in humanitarian funds to the Sahel region of Africa in 2014, which is once again suffering because of a severe food and nutrition crisis this year. In addition, many people in Mali are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the situation […]

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Parliament endorses controversial EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol

Parliament endorses controversial EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol

The European Parliament endorsed the current protocol to the EU-Mauritania fisheries partnership agreement (FPA) on 8 October, despite objections from some MEPs that it imposes higher licence fees and reduced fishing opportunities, e.g. it excludes octopus. The protocol has applied provisionally since 1 August 2012. “We now have to prepare for the renewal of this […]

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