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09 Nov 2018 description
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Durable Peace Programme
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The full speech of EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt

The European Union launched phase II of the Durable Peace Programme, committing an additional €12 million to support IDPs and peace building initiatives in conflict affected Kachin and Northern Shan states of Myanmar.

Photo: Oxfam/Dustin Barter An estimated 130,000 civilians are displaced from their homes due to armed conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan States, in northeastern Myanmar. Even with the ongoing peace process, internally displaced persons (IDPs) still cannot return to their homes as fighting continues.

25 Oct 2018 description
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Brussels, 24 October 2018

Check against delivery!

I can just add, after two Presidents [Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Iván Duque, President of Colombia] spoke, that it was really a great pleasure to welcome President [Iván] Duque here in Brussels, on one of his first visits after he took office.

We take it as a signal of friendship and recognition of the important partnership we have between Colombia and the European Union.

23 Oct 2018 description
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The Afghan people have voted this weekend, showing that even threats to their security will not prevent them from choosing a peaceful, democratic future for their country.

Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in the run-up to and during the polling days.

While organisational challenges and incidents were reported, good mobilisation of voters was noted, including among women.

16 Oct 2018 description
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European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 October 2018

The EU and Somalia signed on 14 October an agreement to provide €100 million to the Somali budget over the next two and a half years. These funds will support the Federal Government's reforms to build a unified, federal state.

Somalia is on a positive track towards stability and growth. The EU's move to budget support is a token of the partnership with Somalia to develop a viable federal system and fostering long-term recovery.

16 Oct 2018 description
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Dhaka, 15 October 2018 – In response to the collapse of the Padma River embankment in the central Bangladeshi district of Shariatpur, the European Union is providing EUR 80 000 (BDT 7.84 million) in humanitarian aid funding to address the needs of the most vulnerable families. The assistance will directly benefit a total of 15 000 people.

11 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Port-au-Prince, le 9 octobre 2018. Dès l'annonce du séisme de magnitude 5,9 qui s'est produit samedi 6 octobre en fin de journée à une vingtaine de kilomètres au large de la ville de Port-de-Paix, l'Union européenne, à travers son ambassadeur, M. Vincent Degert, s'est adressée au Président de la République et au Premier ministre pour faire part de ses condoléances aux familles des victimes et exprimer son entière solidarité avec les autorités du pays et la population.

09 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

by Claudio Rossi, Giacomo Falcone, Antonella Frisiello and Fabrizio Dominici

02 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

The 1st October marks 10 years since the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) was deployed to Georgia. For a decade, the EUMM has contributed to enhanced security and stability, conducting over 65,000 patrols on the ground. Over 1,700 EU nationals have served in the Mission over the years. That these staff have come from all 28 EU Member States is the strongest possible testament to the commitment of the entire European Union to this Mission.

01 Oct 2018 description
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Bruxelles

A convoy of the EU Training Mission in Somalia was hit today in Mogadishu. While no personnel of EUTM were injured, civilians in the vicinity of the attack are reportedto be among the casualties. This shows once again that Somali civilians pay the highest price from the terrorist threat in the country.

We express our condolences to the families of those affected at this difficult time. We also stand close to EUTM staff working for peace and security in Somalia.

28 Sep 2018 description
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New York, 27 September 2018

Today, the European Commission proposed additional support for UNRWA to allow the agency to keep providing access to education for 500,000 Palestine refugee children, primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients and assistance to over 250,000 vulnerable Palestine refugees.

27 Sep 2018 description
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Nobody will win neither the war nor the peace without a negotiated political solution, High Representative said at an EU side event on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Brussels Conference will support a political transition necessary to allow the safe return of refugees, a dream the EU supports, and provide a stage for Syrian women, youth and civil society to build the future of Syria.

25 Sep 2018 description
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Owner of two farms covering 6 hectares in the suburb of Sirte in Libya, Saud Abdel Rahman made a living growing wheat and barley and breeding and selling sheep. He lived with his wife Masouda, two of his seven children and eight of his thirty-five grandchildren before the war turned their peaceful life upside down.

24 Sep 2018 description

Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 September 2018 - The European Union (EU) is contributing Euros 25 million in support of Afghan children on the move and ending polio.

The four-year grant will enable UNICEF and partners to better reintegrate children on the move, and to provide them with a protective environment. It will also support UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Afghanistan in their endeavor to eradicate polio.

23 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given.

19 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

18 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

After over five years of support to trust- and relationship-building in order to secure lasting peace among conflicting groups across south and central parts of Somalia, elders from both warring communities clans participating in the inter-clan dialogues in the Galgadud region negotiated the opening of the road connecting Balanbale to Herale through a local peace agreement. Prior to the agreement, the road had not been passable.

16 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, presented three new and ambitious proposals to ensure full EU solidarity on migration and better protection of Europe's external borders. Particularly, the amended proposal for the reinforcement of the EU Asylum Agency, aims to ensure that Member States can rely on full EU Operational Support at all times.

16 Sep 2018 description
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Baghdad, September 16, 2018 – The World Bank Group and the European Union signed today a €15.6 million (US$18.1 equivalent) technical assistance program to strengthen public financial management (PFM) oversight and accountability Institutions in Iraq and increase the efficiency in the management of public resources and delivery of services.