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#AfricaEuropeAlliance – Boosting sustainable energy investments in #Africa

#AfricaEuropeAlliance – Boosting sustainable energy investments in #Africa

| November 12, 2018

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa. At the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg organized by the African Development Bank, the European Union and the African Union have launched the EU-Africa high-level platform on sustainable energy investments […]

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EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in #HornofAfrica

EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in #HornofAfrica

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. This additional assistance brings EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti) to nearly €260m since […]

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EU Official #Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

EU Official #Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

New figures confirm that the European Union and its member states have consolidated their place as the world’s leading aid donor in 2016. Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the EU and its member states has reached €75.5 billion in 2016. This constitutes an 11% increase compared to 2015 levels. […]

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EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

The EU aid of €47 million will help respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the Great Lakes as well as in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue […]

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Sweden and the Union for the Mediterranean sign an agreement in support of regional integration and co-operation in #Mediterranean 

Sweden and the Union for the Mediterranean sign an agreement in support of regional integration and co-operation in #Mediterranean 

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the UfM Secretariat have signed a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region.  As a clear signal in support of enhanced regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat and […]

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#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The S&D Group welcomes the European Commission’s decision to adopt a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016. Thanking Commissioner Christos Stylianides for his commitment, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella stated: “On humanitarian aid Europe is the global frontrunner and the S&D Group has been a […]

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#Sudan:  EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

#Sudan: EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

During a visit to Sudan on 5 April, Commissioner Neven Mimica discussed increased EU cooperation with Sudan on issues of common interest. He also announced a €100 million Special Measure for the country, to be implemented under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. This Trust Fund was set up last year to tackle instability […]

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