The conference "A new deal for Somalia" is a high-level event organised jointly by the European Union and Somalia in Brussels. Why: Somalia's eight-year transition ended in September 2012, with the peaceful handover to a new Federal Government.
The EU has announced that it will provide additional support of more than €124 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This new financial support by the EU will cover costs including troop allowances for all AMISOM soldiers, police and...
On July 16th, the EU adopted a new communication on financing for poverty eradication and sustainable development: ‘Beyond 2015: towards a comprehensive and integrated approach to financing for poverty eradication and sustainable development’.
The European Commission has today adopted a Communication to propose key principles for financing poverty eradication and sustainable development after 2015, when the target date of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is reached.
Paraguay is a landlocked country of over 400,000 km2 with around 6.5 million inhabitants (of which 62.1% is urban population). The country experienced more than three decades of dictatorship under Alfredo Stroessner, who was ousted in 1989 and died...
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will represent the European Union (EU) in the ceremony of inauguration of the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, in Asuncion on August 15, after having been elected in April this year.
Bolivia has moved from a low-income economy to a lower-middle-income economy in six years and has made progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Indicators reveal improvement of living conditions in the poorest segments of the population.
A new EU project which is expected to benefit some 80,000 farmers’ families (and up to 400,000 people indirectly) in Bolivia has today been announced by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, during a visit to the country.
Today, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the Nigerian population lacks access to energy or relies on polluting fuels such as fuel wood and charcoal...
EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will today represent the European Commission at the World Trade Organisation's Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains” in Geneva.
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is about to sign a new agreement to support smallholder farmers and promote agricultural conservation in Zambia, during his first ever visit to the country (18-20 June).
Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton, Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva "Today is World Refugee Day: a day of growing concern for the international community as the number...
The European Commission has just paid out €90 million to Mali under the state‑building contract. Commission President José Manuel Barroso commented ‘This payment, part of the € 523 million aid package that I announced at the donor conference ‘Together for a new Mali’ on 15 May...
The European Commission has adopted today a programme to support Small and Medium Sized enterprises (SMEs) and trade opportunities in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. “Our Eastern neighbours have been hit hard by the economic crisis.
The European Commission is presenting its views on how migration and mobility can contribute to inclusive and economic social development and how to strengthen global cooperation in this area.
Speech by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, at the EU Conference on Education, Brussels 23 May 2013.
The European Commission will confirm today its commitment to making education more equal and of a higher quality in the Development agenda beyond 2015 through continued financial support, during a High level event in Brussels.
50 years ago on this day, representatives from 32 African countries came together in Addis Ababa to form the Organisation of the African Unity. Their aim was to promote unity and solidarity among African States and to accelerate the process of integration in...
Somalia has suffered two decades of conflict, worsening droughts and heavy flooding. Militia groups control significant parts of the country, which makes it difficult for aid workers to bring help in these areas.
Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, today announced that the European Union will further support the justice system and police force in Somalia with €44 million.