MEPs call for strong EU line ahead of Durban climate talks

November 8, 2011

European Parliament MEPs said the EU must come up with a clear strategy for the UN summit on climate change in Durban at the end of the year. In a discussion 7 November, Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said, “Durban is an important opportunity to progress, but it’s not the end of the road”. Read the rest of this entry »


Bridging the policy to practice divide in conflict prevention and peace building

October 28, 2011

WECO A new major evaluation of the European Commission’s support in conflict prevention and peace building will be launched in Brussels on 7 November. The evaluation covers the period 2001-2010 and €7.7billion of funds contracted by the European Commission. Read the rest of this entry »


More Responsible Business in Europe – EC Adopts Revision of Transparency Directive

October 27, 2011

European Commission Statement from EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial services, Michel Barnier and EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs Read the rest of this entry »


Extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative to the African Union

October 27, 2011

The Council of the European Union Council Decision 2011/697/CFSP of 20 October 2011 amending Decision 2011/621/CFSP extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative to the African Union. Read the rest of this entry »


A New Framework for European Relations with Africa

October 21, 2011

EEAS Speech delivered by Nick Westcott, Managing Director Africa EEAS, to the EUISS conference on EU-Africa foreign policy after Lisbon, 18 October 2011 Read the rest of this entry »


EU Development Policy: Agenda for Change

October 13, 2011

EU The EU will re-prioritise its delivery of aid to developing countries to ensure maximum impact on poverty reduction. Today, EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, presented the ‘Agenda for Change’ of EU Development policy and a new policy for EU budget support. These communications set out a more strategic EU approach to reducing poverty, including through a more targeted allocation of funding. Read the rest of this entry »


EPA Negotiations: The honeymoon is over…

October 11, 2011

ECDPM The European Commission (EC) finally announced today that countries that have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) but not taken the necessary steps to ratify and implement it would no longer benefit from the EPA market access to Europe as from 1st January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »