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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

24 October 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
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The EU launched its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019

10 July 2019
On the occasion of the 7th Global Aid for Trade Review at the WTO in Geneva, from 3 to 5 July 2019, the EU is pleased to launch its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019 as a contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and as an illustration of EU support to partner countries’ trade and productive…
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Green Climate Fund makes €87 million available to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development urban sustainability programme

05 July 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an agreement releasing € 87 million of GCF funds to support the EBRD’s rapidly growing urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, as the first tranche of a €228 million facility. The…
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The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Economic growth is expected to track the global economy lower in 2019

08 May 2019
The EBRD’s latest economic outlook has revised down predictions for 2019. It now expects average growth across the EBRD economies of 2.3 per cent, a 0.3 percentage point cut from the previous Novemberforecast, and compared with 3.4 per cent expansion in 2018. It forecasts a recovery to 2.6 per cent…
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EU to facilitate financing for small businesses in Africa and the European Neighbourhood

15 April 2019
The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood better assist underfinanced sectors. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed this support agreement last week in…
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Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…
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Sustainable development: The Council of the European Union adopts conclusions

10 April 2019
The Council adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its…