Global Gateway: EU and Member States launch global Team Europe Initiative on Deforestation-free Value Chains
Today during COP28, Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius together with high-level representatives of Germany, the Netherlands and France, launched a global Team Europe Initiative (TEI) on Deforestation-free Value Chains.
COP28: EU joins forces with Latin America and Caribbean to combat sargassum and make it an economic opportunity under Global Gateway
Today at COP28, the EU and the Government of Dominican Republic co-organised the “COP 28 Sargassum Panel – Urgency and Opportunities for Action and Investment” at the Dominican Republic Pavilion.
COP28: EU and Honduras join forces to restore 1,3 million hectares of forest in Honduras with a strategic Forest Partnership
Today, during the COP28, Executive Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and representative of the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Forest Partnership with Honduras.
COP28: EU announces over €20 billion for Team Europe Initiative on Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative
Today, during the COP28, Executive Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič announced a Team Europe pledge of more than €20 billion for the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative (AEGEI), an initiative launched during the 6th EU-AU Summit, in February 2022.
Afghanistan: EU reinforces basic needs support to the Afghan people with a new €142.8 million package
The European Commission adopted a new funding package worth €142.8 million to strengthen basic services and sustain livelihoods for Afghans, with a focus on vulnerable populations including displaced or displacement-affected people.
Today at the Cities and Regions for International Partnerships Forum 2023, co-organised by the European Commission and the Committee of Regions in Brussels, the EU highlighted the importance of a “territorial approach” to the Global Gateway strategy through decentralised cooperation and partnerships
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen met today for the first time the new cohort of the Youth Sounding Board for EU International Partnerships, discussing expectations and the work ahead for 2023–2025.
Global Gateway: EU launches regional food security programme for the Caribbean to boost agriculture and fisheries sectors
The European Union alongside Secretary General of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), Carla Barnett, Honourable Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, Zulfikar Mustapha and Assistant Secretary-General of CARICOM Joseph Cox launched the regional food security programme for the Caribbean.
EU and Latin American and Caribbean Partners team up in the fight against transnational organised crime with the launch of EL PAcCTO 2.0
Today in the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting in Brussels, European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen, and Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation Pilar Cancela, signed the EL PAcCTO 2.0 Programme.
Gender Equality: EU extends the duration of the Gender Action Plan in external action to build on its achievements towards a gender-equal world
In 2021–2022, during the first years of the new EU Gender Action Plan (GAP III), the European Union committed €22.4 billion to contribute to building a more gender-equal world, finds a joint mid-term report by the European Commission and the European External Action Service.