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Sunday, 24 June 2018

The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) announced its commitment to review its tax haven policy in the coming year, during its annual meeting with CSOs which took place in Luxembourg earlier this month, and which helped set out the agenda for 2014, Eurodad reports. The bank has also called for an inclusive consultation process and ambitious objectives. The promise to review the tax haven policy follows a letter from several NGOs which demanded change. The civil society organisations (CSOs) are cautiously welcoming announcement was made.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The African Union Commission and the European Commission have emphasized the need to make good use of their partnership in promoting common positions, especially as they are preparing for the Africa EU summit to take place in April in Brussels. In a meeting held on 10th February at the African Union in Addis Ababa between the AUC Deputy Chairperson Mr Erastus Mwencha and the Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Development Cooperation of the European Commission Mr Klaus Rudischhauser, the two Commissions agreed to promote any points of convergence in their post 2015 development agendas to defend their common interests.

Monday, 17 February 2014

During his first ever visit to the country EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, announced €55 million of new support for Cape Verde during the period 2014 – 2020. The funding will focus specifically on the areas of the fight against poverty, sustainable and inclusive growth and good governance.

Friday, 14 February 2014

The island nation of Mauritius will host the 11th regional meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) this week, welcoming parliamentarians from the 15 East African states as well as the European Union to the capital, Port Louis. Key topics on the agenda include regional integration and cooperation, with a focus on the Economic Partnership Agreements and financing from the European Development Fund (EDF). Discussions on peace and security in the region will zero in on piracy, and the prevention of conflict and terrorism.

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €347 million of new EU support to Senegal for the period 2014-2020 during a visit to the country on 12-13 of February. In partnership with the government of Senegal the EU will work to strengthen democratic governance, foster sustainable agricultural development and food security and invest in improved water and sanitation.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The European External Action Service hosted a High level meeting on the Sahel yesterday 6 February 2014 in Brussels. Mali being chair of the international coordination platform for the Sahel, the Prime Minister of Mali HE. Tatam Ly opened the meeting while Minister for National Reconciliation and Development of the Northern Regions HE. Diarrah chaired it.

Friday, 07 February 2014

The European Commission has announced on Monday 3 February 2014 that it will give €142 million in humanitarian funds to the Sahel region of Africa in 2014, which is once again suffering because of a severe food and nutrition crisis this year. In addition, many people in Mali are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the situation in the North.

The European Union (EU) and UNICEF met in New York on 04 February 2014 and took the opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved so far and to discuss future cooperation. The EU announced yesterday that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014

The EU and South Africa will step up collaboration in the fields of global health research, earth observation and research infrastructures, senior officials agreed at a meeting in Brussels on Jan. 13. The 12th Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee meeting took place to review and plan new priorities of collaboration under the new EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 and similar South African research programmes.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Seamus Jeffreson has begun his new role as Director of CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs that represents over 1,800 NGOs to the EU institutions. Seamus brings to the position over 20 years of experience in the international development sector. He joins CONCORD following 5 years in the Middle East working on humanitarian issues with International Medical Corps and CARE.