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The New EU Paradigm Shift for The Sustainable Development Goals

Two months before the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, a report financed by the European commission has called for a paradigm shift in development co-operation through combining new financing and policies.

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EU ready to cooperate in Africa with “dictatorial regimes” to tackle migration

Yesterday, the European Commission launched work on a comprehensive Agenda on Migration to be announced in May (rather than in June as it was earlier predicted). The EU Commissioners held a first debate to step up the EU’s efforts in implementing the existing tools and improving cooperation amongst European countries in managing migration flows from third countries. This happened in the context of at least 10 people being reported dead after a migrant boat sank off the Sicilian coast.

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Already 100 days for EU foreign policy under the leadership of Federica Mogherini. What has changed so far?

The style of EU Foreign and security policy has already changed: Europe’s face is younger, more energetic, and often appears firmer than it did a year ago.

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First edition of “CSR in Africa Awards” takes place in Brussels

Tonight the EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce (EUACC) will host a gala ceremony to showcase the winning projects of the first edition of the “CSR in Africa Awards”. The EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the EU Commission and Afreximbank, will reward some of the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). continue reading »

The migration debate: looking for a new narrative

Brussels – It has been a busy week for philanthropy in the European capital. Over 150 delegates from foundations, EU institutions and CSOs gathered in the BOZAR in Brussels to discuss the main challenges facing people and communities in Europe over the next few years. As the annual interface between philanthropy and EU institutions, EuroPhilantopics 2014 was an opportunity for participants to collaborate on shared agendas and deepen their knowledge of social issues. Co-organized by the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the event invited over twenty international speakers to debate on a range of topics and discuss improved approaches to policy development, practice and funding. Migration was unsurprisingly top of the agenda.

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Neven Mimica: ‘No one is questioning the Cotonou Agreement, but…’

Brussels – Since the 1st of November, Neven Mimica* has officially entered into office as the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in the new Juncker Commission. To mark the occasion, Afronline.org re-publishes an interview held with Mr. Mimica right after his hearing at the European Parliament on the 29th of September.

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