We met Dr. Clive Ondari, Coordinator of Access to Medicines, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, World Health Organization to discuss the efforts that the EU and the WHO make in order to fight Malaria in Africa, and the specificities of the "Working with African countries to ensure a pharmaceutical quality response to malaria" project.
Council of the EU:
- 10 December: Foreign Affairs Council
- 11 December: General Affairs Council (GAC)
- 13-14 December: European Council
- 10-13 December: European Parliament Plenary Meeting
- 10-11 December: 96th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers
- 12 December: Joint meeting of the ACP Council of Ministers and ACP Ministers of Foreign Affairs
- 13-14 December: 7th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government
You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.
The EU has engaged to offer €41 million over four years to fund programmes in Bangladesh, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Philippines, as well as Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali and Uganda, UNICEF announced on Thursday December 6.
Caribbean governments expressed their dissatisfaction with the European Union rules currently under European Parliament debate regarding aid granted to the region and to former colonies in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
Tanzania will receive a grant of 71,62 million Euros for improving the water sector in five different regions, as part of an agreement the country has with the EU and Germany.
At the last session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly taking place in Suriname, the Secretary General of the ACP Group Mohamed Ibn Chambas has expressed regret at the European Council’s proposal to cut development aid funding by more than 7%, compared to figures put forward by the European Commission. This includes a disproportionate 11% slash to the European Development Fund (EDF), which benefits 930 million people in ACP countries.
Four countries- Sweeden, Luxembourg, Denmark and the Netherlands exceeded European Union targets for international development assistance last year, OECD analysis shows.
In a new policy brief the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) presents the main features of EU engagement in Somalia, a resource for those trying to draw lessons from previous EU missions and analyze their comparability with future actions.
The EU and the World Health Organisation (WHO) carried out a project aimed at developing national regulatory frameworks for anti-malaria medicine quality in six African countries.