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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 trade deal with Guatemala becomes operational

EU trade deal with Guatemala becomes operational

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

As of 1 December 2013, trade barriers will be lifted between the European Union and Guatemala, when the trade pillar of the EU–Central America Association Agreement will be applied. With Guatemala joining, the whole region of Central America can now benefit from the agreement, as the deal is already implemented with the other five member […]

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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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European Union confirms commitment to sustainable development of Nicaragua

European Union confirms commitment to sustainable development of Nicaragua

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is to visit Nicaragua on 6 and 7 October in the context of the establishment of the new EU-Nicaragua cooperation programming for the period 2014-2020. One of the objectives of the visit is to strengthen EU-Nicaragua bilateral relations and ascertain the country’s socio‑economic situation. Piebalgs’ visit will take place one week […]

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Significant new EU development assistance foreseen for Central America

Significant new EU development assistance foreseen for Central America

Supporting security and the rule of law, disaster management and the fight against climate change, will be among the priorities for EU Development Assistance in the period 2014-2020. EU funds will be made available to that end, as well as to improve regional integration across Central America, as announced by European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. […]

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