IP/14/1177  20-10-2014 - Fourth meeting of the Cooperation Council between the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan – EU announces further support for development 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 20 October 2014 The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan held their fourth Cooperation Council meeting on 20 October 2014. The meeting was chaired by Mr Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy,...
IP/14/1169  17-10-2014 - EU increases development support to Nepal and Bhutan 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Nepal and Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years.
MEMO/14/596  17-10-2014 - EU development cooperation with Bhutan 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 October 2014 Main development challenges of the country Bhutan has quite recently become a democracy (a parliamentary monarchy with first national assembly elections being held in 2008) which still needs to be strengthened.
MEMO/14/595  17-10-2014 - EU development cooperation with Nepal 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 October 2014 Main development challenges of the country Nepal is working to overcome the legacy of the decade-long civil war which ended in 2006. A key challenge for Nepal is to overcome protracted political instability and consolidate its democratic institutions, including through the adoption of...
STATEMENT/14/319  16-10-2014 - World Food Day: Joint statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development aid) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian aid) 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today's World Food Day is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger. As we are about to pass on the work on humanitarian aid and development to the next European Commission, it is...
MEMO/14/599  20-10-2014 - The EU's response to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 October 2014 What is the situation on the ground? The current Ebola outbreak is affecting the West Africa region: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Nigeria and Senegal had reported imported cases but their initial outbreaks have been contained, and there have been no new cases...
IP/14/1122  11-10-2014 - EU announces further support for the development of Afghanistan 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 October 2014 The European Commission announced this Friday new development funding of €1.4 billion to Afghanistan for the period 2014-2020. The funds will focus on vital sectors for growth and social stability, such as rural development and agriculture, health, and strengthening democracy in the...
IP/14/1121  10-10-2014 - Commissioner Piebalgs to sign development programmes for Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 October 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will sign today the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) for development cooperation with Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia in the 2014-2020 period, which amount to €869 million.
IP/14/1108  07-10-2014 - Ebola Crisis: EU organises airlift operation to West Africa 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2014 The European Union is scaling up its response to the Ebola disease in West Africa with an airlift operation to the affected countries. The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) will facilitate the transportation of relief items to West Africa.
IP/14/1077  02-10-2014 - EU provides new support to help migrants and victims of human trafficking 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 October 2014 EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, has today announced a new project to promote and protect the rights of migrants moving between developing countries, worth over €10 million.