The Global Approach to Migration and Mobility

January 30, 2012

Council of the European Union The Global Approach to Migration (hereinafter ‘GAM’), defined for the first time by the European Council in December 2005 and further developed in 2007 and 2008, has constituted the framework for the cooperation of the EU with third countries in the area of migration and asylum. The Stockholm Programme adopted in 2009 also acknowledged the importance of consolidating, strengthening and implementing the GAM. Read the rest of this entry »

Official visit of Commissioner Piebalgs in Uganda to explore innovative financing for the agriculture sector

November 7, 2011

European Commission Tomorrow, 8 November, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will arrive in Uganda for a two-day visit. Together with government and private sector representatives he will explore how to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises in agriculture and the agribusiness through public-private partnerships. Read the rest of this entry »

Enterprise Europe Network reinforced in Asia; extended to North Africa

October 11, 2011

European Commission The European Commission is extending the outreach of the Enterprise Europe Network – the business and innovation support network for SMEs – by opening new contact points in Japan and doubling its presence in China. The aim is to see more European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) profit from the fast growing markets in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

International Finance Institutions critical for job creation in emerging markets

October 10, 2011

EIB A new report finds that international finance institutions play a key role in catalyzing job creation and growth through the private sector in emerging markets, particularly as governments face increased pressure on public resources. Read the rest of this entry »