Member States in EU divided on EDF budgetisation

November 22, 2011

WECO An interim report from EU Council Ambassadors on the development finance aspects on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the 2014-2020 period says that some countries could accept that the European Development Fund (EDF) would remain outside the MFF. Read the rest of this entry »


Stronger cooperation and mobility at the centre of the renewed EU migration strategy

November 22, 2011

European Commission The EU needs to boost its relationships with non-EU States to better reap the mutual benefits migration can bring. Although migration is high on the European Union’s political agenda, the Arab spring and events in the Southern Mediterranean in 2011 further highlighted the need for a coherent and comprehensive migration policy for the EU. Read the rest of this entry »


Council Conclusions on the Horn of Africa

November 16, 2011

Council of the European Union At the 3124th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting in Brussels, 14 November 2011, the Council adopted the following conclusions: Read the rest of this entry »


EU Common Position for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

November 15, 2011

Council of the European Union During the 3124th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Development Council meeting Brussels, 14 November 2011, the Council adopted the following conclusions: Read the rest of this entry »


New expert group on “EU Platform for External Cooperation and Development”

November 8, 2011

Africa and Europe in Partnership A European Commission expert group involving the European External Action Service, the European Investment Bank and EU Member States has today started its work to study the potential benefits of establishing an EU Platform for External Cooperation and Development. Read the rest of this entry »


The Commission and the International Organization for Migration streamline their cooperation

November 8, 2011

European Commission Today, 8 November, the European Commission and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the area of migration and mobility. Commissioners Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) and Andris Piebalgs (Development) signed a Framework Agreement with IOM Director-General William L. Swing. Read the rest of this entry »


World Bank and OLAF step up efforts to jointly combat fraud and corruption in development aid

November 8, 2011

European Union Enhanced operational cooperation is at the centre of a new Cooperation Arrangement signed today in Brussels between the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency (INT). Read the rest of this entry »