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Joint statement on the situation in Ukraine

Strasbourg, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Joint statement on the situation in Ukraine Mr President, Honourable Members, There are many challenges on Ukraine’s road towards political association and economic integration with the European Union. We remain firmly engaged to developing relations with Ukraine, … Read the full press release

EU scales up humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by €30 million

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission is boosting its humanitarian assistance by €30 million for both countries. The main concern is the ever increasing number of refugees and … Read the full press release

Philippines: European Commission provides €3 million in rapid aid to victims of Typhoon Bopha

Brussels, 11-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Following the five-day passage of Typhoon Bopha across the Philippines last week and an assessment that has identified large-scale humanitarian needs, the European Commission today released €3 million to provide emergency assistance to those worst affected, targeting … Read the full press release

Science for disaster risk reduction and response: Role of the Commission’s in-house science service

Brussels, 8-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Disaster resilience, and in particular prevention and preparedness measures, are increasingly high priority on the global political agenda. Science and technology offer key solutions to improve preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters, including those related … Read the full press release

Nobel Peace Prize 2012 awarded to European Union – Press pack available

Brussels, 8-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The prize will be conferred in Oslo on 10 December. The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Parliament. Please … Read the full press release

Speech After WTO Accession: Reform and EU-Russia Trade Relations

Karel De Gucht — European Commissioner for Trade Seminar of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe / Brussels Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, This year has been an important year for EU-Russia trade relations. For 19 years – … Read the full press release

EU requests WTO dispute settlement panel over Argentina’s import restrictions

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU has today requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute on Argentina’s import restrictions which are damaging to European business. The EU is taking this action, along with Japan and … Read the full press release

EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement: Commissioner De Gucht welcomes Member States’ green light to start negotiations

Brussels, 4-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Remarks by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht following the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) I am delighted that the Council has today decided to give the Commission ‘the green light’ to start trade negotiations with Japan. We … Read the full press release

New EU support for Justice and Security Sectors in Jordan

Brussels, 30-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today adopted a decision to provide further assistance to “Support justice sector reform in Jordan” and to “Support for the security sector in applying the rule of law”. By providing support to reform … Read the full press release

The EU increases its support to higher education in the European Neighbourhood region

Brussels, 29-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission adopted today a new support package for higher education in the European Neighbourhood region. “Investing in people is a key objective of the neighbourhood policy. This is the reason why we have significantly increased … Read the full press release

European Union set for new accord with China on cultural cooperation

Brussels, 29-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will reiterate the importance and benefits of increased cultural cooperation between the European Union and China when she meets Ministers and senior officials in Beijing this week … Read the full press release

Speech – Address to the Western Balkan Civil Society Forum, Commissioner Stefan Füle

Stefan Füle – European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood 4th Western Balkan Civil Society Forum Zagreb, Croatia Zagreb, Croatia, 27-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — President Nilsson, Members of the European Economic and Social Committee, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity … Read the full press release

Visa-free travel: Progress, but hurdles remain

Brussels, 27-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  How well are countries outside the EU living up to their commitments when it comes to offering visa-free travel to EU citizens? Today, the European Commission adopted its seventh report about breaches of the principle of … Read the full press release

EU-Azerbaijan: Potential to develop ties based on values

Brussels, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmud Mammad-Quliyev to discuss openly and frankly a range of bilateral and regional issues. They agreed that both sides wish … Read the full press release

L’UE s’engage à renforcer son soutien au développement humain au Maroc

Bruxelles, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — La Commission européenne a adopté aujourd’hui une mesure spéciale en faveur du Maroc, pour un montant de 25 millions d’euros, qui permettra d’appuyer la mise en œuvre de la deuxième phase de l’Initiative Nationale pour le Développement … Read the full press release

EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton selects new Director for South and South East Asia

Brussels, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, today announced her intention to make a further senior appointment in the EEAS Headquarters. Ugo Astuto will become the new Director for South … Read the full press release

EU and Canada move towards conclusion of trade negotiations

Bruxelles, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast met in Brussels yesterday, to bring the negotiations on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement towards closure. Commissioner De Gucht and Minister Fast had in-depth … Read the full press release

Serbia: good work in improving the judiciary

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels today Serbian Minister of Justice and Public Administration, Nikola Selaković, to discuss Serbia’s Justice and Public Administration progress towards EU integration. “As a candidate country, … Read the full press release

Discurso: Cumbre Ibero-Americana

José Manuel Durão Barroso — Presidente da Comissão Europeia Cadiz, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Majestad, Señor Presidente del Gobierno, Presidentes, Primeros Ministros, Excelencias, Es un privilegio y un honor para mí poder dirigirme a Ustedes en el marco de esta importante cumbre y desde … Read the full press release

Digital Agenda: EU and US sign joint declaration to make the internet safer for kids

Brussels, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have today signed a Joint Declaration in London, committing to make the Internet a safer and better place for children. … Read the full press release

Fight against arms trafficking: Where do we stand?

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Conference – “Fight against illicit trafficking in firearms. Where do we stand” Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I am delighted to welcome you all to our conference on the fight against illicit trafficking in firearms, in … Read the full press release

Union bancaire, intégration économique et budgétaire: vers une Europe forte, partenaire stratégique solide pour la Russie

Michel BARNIER — Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Conférence de l’Association des entreprises européennes en Fédération de Russie (AEB) Moscou, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mesdames et Messieurs, Permettez-moi tout d’abord de remercier l’AEB, le Président de son … Read the full press release

Open for business: The European Union’s relations with Mexico in a changing world

Karel De Gucht — European Commissioner for Trade EU Chambers / ProMEXICO / Mexico City, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be with you today here in Mexico City. I am delighted to return to this both ancient … Read the full press release

Question and Answers on the EU’s fight against illegal fishing

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — How was the Commission’s decision to warn eight third countries of the risk of being identified as non-cooperative countries taken? The Commission’s decision to warn eight third countries (Belize, Cambodia, Fiji, Guinea, Panama, Sri Lanka, Togo and Vanuatu) … Read the full press release

€ 27,15 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

€ 27,15 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has approved a latest tranche of 14 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, running for a period of three years, is € … Read the full press release

Commissioner Piebalgs announces EU support for building the largest solar power plant in West Africa, ahead of energy ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs announced that the EU will support the construction of what will be the largest African photovoltaic power plant, in Burkina Faso. It will provide 32 gigawatt hours per year, the equivalent of … Read the full press release

Catherine Ashton unveils replica Tomb of Tutankhamun at start of EU-Egypt Task Force

Cairo, 15-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In Cairo today on the occasion of the launch of the EU-Egypt Task Force, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, together with Mohamed Hisham Zaazou, Minister of … Read the full press release

Mission for Growth: Seizing mutual benefit for businesses in the EU and Egypt

Brussels, 15-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani is in Egypt today, accompanied by a large business delegation composed of representatives of 102 European companies and industry associations from 13 Member States. Collectively they represent approximately three million employees and €700 billion … Read the full press release

Commissioner Georgieva welcomes the European Union’s ratification of the new Food Assistance Convention

Brussels, 15-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — With a decision of the Council, today the European Union ratifies the new Food Assistance Convention. I welcome this news – together with the European Parliament’s consent given on 25 October, this decision makes the EU a founding … Read the full press release

Food security and resilience to crises – EU’s vision for helping Niger

Kristalina Georgieva — European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Niger National Economic and Social Development Plan (PDES) Round Table Conference Paris, 15-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr. President, Mr. Minister of State, Honourable ministers, Representatives of partner governments, international organisations … Read the full press release