European Commission / African Union Sign Agreement on implementation of EC-AUC Action Plan for Exchange of officials and Administrative Cooperation (2010) November 20, 2009

According to the official AU side, a high level visit took place at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 5th and 6th November 2009, between the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC).

Development Aid: Karel De Gucht calls on all EU Member States to ‘work together’ to ensure billions of euros in aid doesn’t get wasted

European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Karel De Gucht, will today call upon EU Member States to work better together to ensure that more than 3 billion euros of aid can avoid being wasted every year. A European approach to development aid could bring massive ’savings’, he’ll warn, through more effective management of aid policy, actions and projects – savings which must then be reinvested in better development.