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17 Dec 2018 description
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Bruxelles, le 12 décembre 2018

La Commission européenne a adopté onze nouveaux programmes en faveur de la Corne de l'Afrique au titre du fonds fiduciaire d'urgence de l'UE pour l'Afrique.

20 Nov 2018 description
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Ethiopia: Council adopts conclusions

On 19 November 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Ethiopia. The Council notes that Ethiopia has witnessed momentous change and that political and economic reforms have gained a new impetus under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. His ambitious agenda towards a more democratic and just Ethiopian society is a positive example for the region and beyond.

04 Aug 2014 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 31 July 2014 – On Thursday 31 July 2014 and in the presence of the Federal Minister of Health H.E. Dr Kesetebirhan Admassu, EU Ambasssador to Ethiopia H.E. Ms. Chantal Hebberecht signed the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) paving the way for the EU to officially join the MDG Performance Fund (MDG-PF).

18 Feb 2014 description
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From 4-7 February 2014, 600 women in Jijiga, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa received their graduation certificate for having successfully completed a three-month long training in construction (plumbing, painting, and plastering) and entrepreneurship. The training has provided vulnerable women with skills and opportunities that can help them create a better future for themselves and their families.

25 Nov 2013 description
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Summary: 25 November 2013, Brussels - New financial assistance for projects that will, among other things, help to ensure basic services such as primary schools, health care and water supply, and to support female entrepreneurs, has today been announced. New support will also help Ethiopians better prepare for the recurring droughts that hit the country, helping them to withstand the next crisis.

04 Oct 2013 description
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The European Union (EU) has announced that it will provide €50 million to improve food security and build resilience to drought in southern and eastern Ethiopia. The project is part of the Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE) initiative taken by EU Commissioners Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva.

27 Mar 2012 description
Country Brief
Price Analysis

Key Messages

  • Food prices have shown a declining trend in recent months thanks to good 2011 meher season harvests, but have recently started going up and remain above prices of one year earlier and have recently started going up.

  • Food security conditions have generally improved; however an estimated 3.2 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly in southern pastoral areas and in northern and north-eastern Belg producing zones.

06 Mar 2012 description
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Brussels, 06 March 2012 - An innovative EU and UNICEF project has helped thousands of families, communities and countries to change attitudes and end harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Africa, says a report on the EU funded project ahead of International Women's Day. As a result of education and awareness raising, girls in thousands of communities in Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Senegal and Sudan are no longer subjected to this practice.

26 Oct 2011 description
  • Cereal prices continue to rise and are nearly reaching the levels of the 2008 food crisis. Negative terms of trade for pastoralist have worsened the already dire food security situation.

  • The estimated number of people requiring emergency assistance continues to increase and has reached 4.8 million. Agencies report a humanitarian emergency.

  • UNHCR is providing emergency aid to some 260,000 refugees who are crossing daily the Ethiopian border to escape starvation, war and insecurity in neighboring countries.

21 May 2011 description

Key Messages

Throughout the country maize and wheat (white) prices have shown an increasing trend since December 2010. Nominal maize price may soon approach the level observed in 2008.

Different agencies are concerned over an alarming hunger and very high undernurishment with an estimated 2.8 million people requiring food assistance in 2011.

The eastern and south-eastern pastoralist and agro-pastoralist parts of country are facing serious water shortages which have resulted in deteriorating food security conditions.

31 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

In recent months cereal prices have continued to follow a gradually decreasing trend and maize prices in the capital city were lower than prices on the international market.

Pockets of food insecurity exist due to different localized shocks such as poor rains in the southeast or floods in Amhara region, while tensions with rebel groups continue.

Food security is improving throughout the country, and the number of people in need of food assistance during the last months of the year decreased to 2.3 million.

The government with the help of international agencies is …

08 Nov 2010 description
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European Union Election Observation Mission to Ethiopia 2010


Ethiopia held its fourth elections to the House of People's Representatives (HPR) and State Councils on 23 May 2010. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) was present in Ethiopia from 14 April to 21 June 2010, following invitations from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). The EU EOM was led by Mr. Thijs Berman, Member of the European Parliament.

25 May 2010 description
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Addis Ababa, 25 May 2010

Executive Summary

- The fourth elections to the House of People's Representatives and State Councils have so far been held in a generally peaceful environment, as unanimously called for by all stakeholders. The relatively quiet election campaign by the opposition parties and the incumbent, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front, grew in intensity at the very last stage.

25 May 2010 description
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Addis Ababa, 25 May 2010- The European Union Election Observation Mission to Ethiopia (EU EOM) assessed the election day as peaceful, calm, with high voter turnout for Ethiopia's fourth elections to the House of Peoples' Representatives and State Councils.

"I commend the Ethiopian people's commitment to democracy, as the massive turnout and the peaceful vote is a big achievement for all citizens, demonstrating their desire to exercise their democratic rights fully".

14 May 2010 description
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Addis Ababa, 14 May 2010

The Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), Thijs Berman, will return to Ethiopia from Europe on Monday, May 17, 2010. Berman, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is heading a 170-member Election Observation Mission that arrived in Ethiopia on April 14.

"We hope that the presence of EU observers will contribute to the integrity and credibility of the election process" - said the Chief Observer, before leaving Europe.

05 May 2010 description

(A tripartite press release issued by EMAO, EU, and UNDP)5 May 2010, Addis Ababa: In addition to the EUR 9.75 million contributed to the 2007-2009 mine action project, the European Union (EU) contributes additional EUR 4.85 million to the critical development work undertaken by the Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) for the next two years in support of Ethiopia's efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and fulfill its commitment under the Mine Ban Convention by 2015.

16 Apr 2010 description
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An EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) is being deployed for the next elections in Ethiopia scheduled to take place on 23 May 2010.

28 Feb 2010 description

Key Messages

- Cereal prices continue to decline from record levels in 2008, but remain high.

- Insecurity and drought have affected a substantial number of people.

- Different agencies are concerned with the critical food security situation of the country estimated to be in need of food assistance.

- The government is implementing measures in support of low-income households.

09 Oct 2007 description
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13628/1/07 REV 1 (Presse 222) P 085/07

The EU is closely following the situation in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

24 Aug 2006 description
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Brussels, 24 August 2006 - The EU sends its deep condolences to the Government and People of Ethiopia for the floods that have so severely hit and still threaten parts of Ethiopia.

The EU regrets that several hundreds of people have been killed by the floods, hundreds are still missing and tens of thousands of people are displaced, particularly in the eastern town of Dire Dawa and its surrounding areas as well as Southern Omo Valley which have been affected most by the severe flooding.

The EU expresses its deep concern for the consequences of the floods that have left …