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Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases

Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU and Africa are today (2 December) doubling the research efforts to develop new and better medicines for poverty-related diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hookworms and Ebola. Building on the success of the first programme, the second European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme (EDCTP2) will work with a […]

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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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Swoboda urges EU representatives to publicly oppose homophobic appointment for UN President

Swoboda urges EU representatives to publicly oppose homophobic appointment for UN President

On 10 June, the General Assembly of the United Nations was set to confirm Ugandan Foreign minister Sam Kutesa (pictured) as president of the UN Assembly. Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament said: “The Ugandan government has imposed harsh, homophobic laws on its people, with no regard for […]

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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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South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region. This upcoming funding has been announced during a high-level meeting on the South Sudan humanitarian crisis organised in […]

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Louis Michel: Denying financial support to CAR would be ‘unpardonable’

Louis Michel: Denying financial support to CAR would be ‘unpardonable’

“We cannot deprive transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza of the means she needs to bring about a return to constitutional order in the Central African Republic, as this would be unpardonable,” said ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President Louis Michel (pictured), opening its 27th session in Strasbourg. Michel noted that the task of the CAR government was […]

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