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#WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement will bring major gains to developing countries

#WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement will bring major gains to developing countries

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ambassador François Xavier Ngarambe of Rwanda, Ambassador Malloum Bamanga Abbas of Chad, World Trade Organization Director General Azevêd, Ambassador Saja Majali of Jordan and Abdulla Nasser Musallam Al Rahbi of Oman presenting their countries’ TFA instruments of acceptance The WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from its 164 members needed to bring […]

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Israel summons French ambassador following Paris’ vote in favour of Palestinian resolution, expresses ‘disappointment’

Israel summons French ambassador following Paris’ vote in favour of Palestinian resolution, expresses ‘disappointment’

Israel on Friday (2 January) summoned the French ambassador over his country’s support this week for a failed Palestinian bid to pass a United Nations resolution calling for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines by 2013, formally expressing its “deep disappointment”. The Foreign Ministry’s Director-General Aviv Shir and Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave said that […]

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Commissioner De Gucht heading for official visit to East Africa

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 October, Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht will travel to Kenya to meet with a number of high level government representatives in the area of foreign affairs and international trade, East African affairs, finance, industrialization and agriculture. The visit follows conclusion, two weeks ago, of the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the […]

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EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 16 October, negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalized a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. The agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the EU market for products from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. […]

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EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (4 June) reveal the 16 energy projects that will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address energy challenges in rural areas and are part of the EU’s […]

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Plenary opening: Don’t dismember Ukraine, minute’s silence for Rwandan genocide victims

Plenary opening: Don’t dismember Ukraine, minute’s silence for Rwandan genocide victims

The European Parliament does not recognize Russia’s illegal occupation of the Crimea, and urges it to withdraw its troops from Ukraine’s border in line with international law and principles, said President Schulz, opening the final plenary session of this legislature. He also called a minute’s silence marking the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide of 800,000 […]

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EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

The European Commission has today (1 April) announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world’s poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All. Grants of €95 million […]

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