EU Aid for Trade - Progress Report 2019

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…

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.…
Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

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…
Natural gas pipelines in Europe, including Nord Stream 2 through the Baltic Sea

Natural gas: Parliament extends EU rules to pipelines from non-EU countries

05 April 2019
To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. MEPs adopted the following to all pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries: . Gas pipelines from non-EU countries will now be…
Tunisian delegation shares Georgian experience on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas

Tunisian delegation shares Georgian experience on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas

02 April 2019
On 12-14 March 2019, one of the "3 DCFTAs" (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas) consortium members,Reformatics, hosted the Tunisian DCFTA negotiating team in Georgia. The aim of the visit was to share the Georgian experience of DCFTA negotiation process with the EU and its implementation…
TAIEX numbers in 2017

The 2017 TAIEX and Twinning Activity Report has just been published

01 June 2018
Supporting public administrations in their daily efforts to create better living conditions for their citizens is one of the most effective ways to help our neighbours face today’s challenges. Ownership of the results of the provided support is key in the long run to tackle the root causes of…
Happy Europe Day!

Happy Europe Day!

09 May 2018
Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe's place in the world. In her…

EBRD expands its trade in countries of operations

22 December 2017
The EBRD is providing a loan of up to US$ 150 million to the agribusiness trader Olam International Limited, one of the leading global traders in agricultural commodities, to support the company’s increasing engagement in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. Olam is already active in these…
European Commission

European Commission President: catching the wind in our sails

13 September 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President delivered today his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. Among the…

External Investment Plan: Helping the neighbourhood region achieve sustainable growth

26 September 2016
EU High Representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn explain in a joint Op-ed that with the External Investment Plan, the EU is taking its aid policies to the next level, by involving the private…