IP/14/1207  28-10-2014 - Further EU support for sustainable development of Greenland 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The European Commission announced today that €217.8 million will be given to education and vocational training in Greenland for the period 2014-2020. By choosing education as focus the EU and Greenland agree on the role that education plays as driver for long-term...
IP/14/1203  27-10-2014 - EU confirms support to Horn of Africa ahead of high-level visit of international organisations to the region 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Today, the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020. The announcement comes ahead of a visit to the region by Deputy Director General of the European...
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 the Ebola outbreak in West Africa 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 October 2014 The current Ebola outbreak is affecting the West Africa region: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and now Mali. By 23 October, there have been more than 10141 reported cases, including 4922 deaths from the disease, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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.