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15/04/2013

Representatives of African Youth Issue Call to Action to AU Summit

Over a 100 young people from all over Africa gathered in Entebbe, Uganda from 17-19 July at the first ever African Youth Forum. The event was conceived as a platform for discussion and recommendations from youth delegates in the run-up to...
15/04/2013

Commissioner Michel Barnier visits the African Union

After his visit to Washington, for his second visit outside of the European Union since he took office, Michel BARNIER has chosen to meet officials of the African Union, to exchange on the lessons to be learned from the financial crisis....
15/04/2013

Agreement reached on Zimbabwe’s diamond exports

The European Union welcomes that an agreement has been reached within the Kimberley Process on a way forward. A work plan which allows Zimbabwe the possibility to make limited exports of rough diamonds from its Marange diamond field has...
15/04/2013

Short-term food assistance of € 5 million in four countries of south-east Africa

The European Commission has allocated € 5 million to support the protection of livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the disaster-prone regions of south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean. This aid will promote disaster...
15/04/2013

Social Partners Debating Africa-EU Strategy

The 11th Regional Seminar of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged all OECD countries not to reduce their political and financial commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, or to...
15/04/2013

Energy in Africa: launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

At the High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger will launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (...
15/04/2013

Experts on Science, Information Society and Space Meeting in Brussels

Following the invitation of the Government of Belgium to host the 6th meeting of the joint expert group for the 8th Africa – European Union Strategic Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space, (JEG8),  experts and high...
15/04/2013

Culture - an instrument in achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

Culture has a key role to play in reaching the development goals, concluded participants at a roundtable discussion opened by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the Millennium Summit in New York on Tuesday 21 September 2010. The event...
15/04/2013

African Union and European Union Experts Meet at EGNOS Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels

The projected benefits of EGNOS for regional airports on the African continent are numerous, including safer landings, increased efficiency, reliable services for passengers and better access to remote regions with less well equipped...
15/04/2013

A social safety net for Africa?

Leading figures from the European, African and international development community explored what role social protection can play in combating poverty and vulnerability and in promoting growth and social inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa –...