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Sunday, 22 October 2017

EU officials have admitted for the first time that member state donations to the developing countries can simultaneously count towards meeting climate change obligations and development commitments, such as providing 0.7% of gross income for overseas aid.

Thursday, 03 October 2013

The European Union has promised 46 million Euros in budget support to Tanzania for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Tanzania's Daily News reported on 26th August 2013. These funds will help to support the government of Tanzania to reduce poverty and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Africa Governance Institute (AGI) urges to break radically with the practice of having an agenda defined by the European Union (EU) and imposed to Africa. It claims that the two partners should instead consult each other to reach a common agenda, taking into account their respective priorities and interests.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

200 mayors from around the world signed the Fair Trade Beyond 2015 Declaration in preparation for the United Nation’s event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The declaration is apart of the Fair Trade campaign to create a new sustainable development framework after 2015 that will incorporate Fair Trade values.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

NGOs claim that European Union (EU) firms deprive economically struggling countries by dodging taxes. Concord, a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), stated that the tax revenues that are being withheld from these poorer countries add up to about $100 billion, due to the lack of appropriate EU policies.

The European Commission claims that it will continue to push for a proposed Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), despite a recent opinion from the European Council’s Legal Services which states that such a tax would be a violation of EU Law.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Fifty donor countries pledged 1.8 Billion Euro to Somalia through the “New Deal Compact” to rebuild the country’s political, economic, and security institutions. This compact is a three year plan, agreed upon recently at a conference in Brussels, to aid the development in this country, which has seen war for the past twenty years. Providing 521 million Euro over the past five years, the European Union (EU) has been the largest donor to Somalia.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The East African Community (EAC) Partnership fund has been granted EURO 2.9 million to support the acceleration of their regional integration agenda. The Belgian Government contributed EURO 900,00 to the EAC Partnership fund, while the government of Finland gave EURO 2 million specifically to the EAC regional projects and programmes.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

On 12 September, the European Parliament condemned the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the unconstitutional seizure of power in the Central African Republic (CAR) in March.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Approximately €124 million will be allocated to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by the European Union (EU), the European Commission announced on 9 September in Brussels.