AU-EU MEDIA BRIEFING ON AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE

November 30, 2009

Journalists were invited to a media briefing on the African Standby Force on Monday 23 November at 9 am, at the African Union Headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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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COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON ESDP: EU-AU Cooperation – Strengthening African Capabilities

November 24, 2009

The Council Conclusions on ESDP were adopted by the Council on 17 November 2009. The Council welcomed the progress in the “Peace and Security” partnership between the EU and Africa.
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Successful Human Rights Dialogue between the EU and the African Union

November 23, 2009

The fifth successful round of the AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue shows that the Dialogue has become a valuable and useful part of the AU and EU cooperation in the human rights area, and brings about concrete common conclusions, recommendations and commitments. The open and constructive discussions held demonstrate that the dialogue has reached maturity and allows exchange on a wide range of human rights issues of interest to the two parties. The Joint dilague took place on the 20th of November 2009 in Addis Ababa.

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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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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).
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Policy Coherence for Development: draft Council Conclusions on Migration for Development

November 18, 2009

The Presidency submitted the above draft Conclusions on Migration for Development, in relation with the issue of the Policy Coherence for Development. The objective of the draft Conclusions is to identify a number of challenges relating to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD), to be addressed by the Commission and the Member States.
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