European Commission doubles its humanitarian assistance in Sahel

January 30, 2012

European Commission The European Commission is doubling its humanitarian aid to the African Sahel region to 95 million EUR in response to the food crisis. The announcement was made by Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union’s crisis response commissioner, during her ongoing visit to Niger and Chad. Read the rest of this entry »


Questioning old certainties – Challenges Inbrief 2012

November 22, 2011

ECDPM ECDPM is currently reflecting on the content and orientation of the next issue of its annual Challenges Inbrief. This publication is published at the start of each year, and aims to identify key issues for policy making for EU-Africa relations in the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »


3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research – Now designated as an official side-event to the 3rd Africa-EU Summit

July 15, 2010

EU-Africa Business Forum The EuroAfrica-ICT Partnership is very pleased to announce that the ‘3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research’ will be officially announced as a side-event to the “3rd Africa-EU Summit” to be held in Tripoli, Libya, on November 29-30, 2010. The 3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on December 7-8, 2010, is being organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT EU project under the aegis of the European Commission DG INFSO with the support of the Finnish Government and of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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Council Decision on the ceiling for the annual amount of the contribution by Member States to finance the European Development Fund in 2011

December 1, 2009

On 4 November 2009 the Commission submitted to the Council a proposal for a Council Decision establishing the ceiling of the financial contributions to be paid by the Member States to finance the European Development Fund (EDF) in 2011.
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Summary of the European Parliament meeting- Committee on Development -held in Brussels on 9 and 10 November 2009

November 24, 2009

The Committee on Development of the European Parliament has met on the 9th and 10th December to discuss several issues around EU development cooperation, one of them being the situation with Sudan, the Cotonou Revision, and Policy Coherence for Development.
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The Stockholm Programme: EU-Africa Partnership on Migration, Mobility and Employment

November 24, 2009

The draft Stockholm Programme was presented by the Presidency on 16 October 2009. Coreper held a first exchange of views on the Programme during its meetings on 21 and 22 October 2009. The European Council emphasizes the importance of the external dimension of the EU’s policy in the area of freedom, security and justice and underlines the need for the increased integration of these policies into the general policies of the European Union.
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16th EU-ECOWAS Ministerial Troika Meeting Abuja, 11 November 2009- COMMUNIQUÉ

November 23, 2009

The Sixteenth Ministerial Troika meeting between the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was held in Abuja on 11 November 2009.
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