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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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.

The European Union (EU) should go beyond restating old commitments in global negotiations on financing for development, and rather adopt proactive measures, a policy paper recently released by a group of international organizations working in the field of development for cooperation (Concord, Eurodad and CAN Europe) reads.

The European Union (EU) offers fully-funded scholarships for students from developing countries selected in one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at European universities and institutions.

Monday, 09 September 2013

The European Commission is pushing for further public-private collaboration by seeking the closer involvement of development banks such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in order to maintain its position as biggest provider of development aid, but that requires governance reforms. EurActiv France reports.

Thursday, 05 September 2013

Even if the European Union has long preached its intention of correlating its development co-operation, humanitarian aid, and security and defense actions, the policies and measures it developed risk running totally separate ways,  the EUobserver notes.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

No certainty exists yet over the removal of restrictive measures imposed by the European Union (EU) on Zimbabwe. EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Aldo Dell'Ariccia, said the bloc was awaiting the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union's final reports on the 31 July elections before deciding on the way forward.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

On 23 August the European Union (EU) announced that it will provide €5.2 million to the African Union Commission (AUC) for a testing exercise of a continent military force, which is to operate under the direction of the African Union.

The Federal Government of Somalia and the EU are to co-host "The New Deal for Somalia Conference" in Brussels on 16 September 2013. The international conference will endorse the "New Deal Compact" that is to commit the Somali people and their international partners to a set of key priorities and new support for the reconstruction of Somalia over the next 3 years.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The European Union maintained its position as the worls’s biggest aid donor last year (2012), stumping up €55.2 billion of overseas assistance (over 50% of the global overseas development aid), but the bloc has made no progress towards its target of providing 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) in aid by 2015, according to the European Commission’s 2013 annual development aid report, published on 21 August.

On 31 July, the newspaper Times of Swaziland reported that The Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) has pumped 1.8 million Euros for developing the Swaziland’s private sector, directed mainly through capacity building.