IP/18/621  07-02-2018 - Twinning: 20 years of successfully sharing EU expertise through over 2700 projects 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Commission's Twinning instrument, one of the most successful and most used tools for supporting the European Union's neighbouring countries and regions.
IP/18/561  06-02-2018 - Strategy for the Western Balkans: EU sets out new flagship initiatives and support for the reform-driven region 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 6 February 2018 The Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans'. As President Juncker announced in his 2017 State of the Union address, the Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible...
MEMO/18/562  06-02-2018 - Q&A: A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 February 2018 Why is the European Commission adopting the strategy? In his 2017 State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker re-affirmed the European future of the Western Balkans countries: "If we want more stability in our neighbourhood, then we must also maintain...
MEMO/18/602  05-02-2018 - Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 February 2018 The EU has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.
STATEMENT/18/601  05-02-2018 - Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 February 2018 On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for International Cooperation and...
IP/17/5144  06-12-2017 - EU Trust Fund for Africa: new programmes adopted to reinforce protection of migrants and fight against smugglers and traffickers 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2017 Three new programmes worth €29.6 million have been adopted in the framework of the EU Trust Fund for Africa as part of EU work in addressing migration challenges in the Mediterranean. A set of priorities for 2018 have also been agreed.
IP/17/5107  06-12-2017 - EU Syria Trust Fund: new assistance package worth €150 million adopted to support Syrian refugees and host communities 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2017 Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects totalling €150 million to support refugees and their host communities in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Serbia.
IP/17/4884  23-11-2017 - The European Union's External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 November 2017 The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries.
IP/17/4541  10-11-2017 - The European Union steps up support to independent media in the Western Balkans 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 November 2017 At the EU-Western Balkans Media Days that took place on 9 - 10 November in Tirana, Albania, the Commission announced that it will invest in new initiatives to support independent journalism, sustainable media outlets, and boost regional cooperation among public service...
IP/17/4462  10-11-2017 - EU Report: Georgia successfully delivering on its reform commitments 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 November 2017 Georgia's implementation of its Association Agenda in 2017, which has been supported by the European Union, confirms the country's commitment to political association and economic integration to the EU.