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EU Plans To Crack Down On Racism

EU Plans To Crack Down On Racism

The European Commission pledged on Friday to take tougher action against member states failing to fully implement EU anti-racism laws, in a move reflecting global outrage at police violence against African Americans in the United States. Launching its first anti-racism action plan, the Commission said the initiative allows so-called infringement actions, a process that can […]

Polish President Duda Wins Election, New Battles With EU Loom

Polish President Duda Wins Election, New Battles With EU Loom

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country’s isolation in the European Union. Nearly final results from Sunday’s presidential election put him on more than 51%, giving him an unassailable lead over Warsaw mayor Rafal […]

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill-health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years – but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little. A report from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, measured progress towards 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” between 2014 and 2019. On most, […]

EU Calls For Security Meeting Over Kenya-Somalia Tensions

EU Calls For Security Meeting Over Kenya-Somalia Tensions

The European Union has asked Kenya and Ethiopia to organise a security summit on cross-border cooperation following tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border. Mandera County in Kenya, which is near the border, has been tense for more than a week now following clashes between Jubbaland forces and those loyal to the Federal Government of Somalia. The […]

Benin Orders EU Ambassador To Leave

Benin Orders EU Ambassador To Leave

The West African nation has reportedly moved to expel the EU ambassador, on accusations of interfering in domestic affairs. Benin has faced a crisis after a new election law excluded opposition parties. Benin ordered EU ambassador Oliver Nette to leave the country on Wednesday, diplomatic sources told AFP news agency. The Beninese government accused the […]

EU Commits U.S.$34 Million To Tackling Sexual Gender Based Violence

EU Commits U.S.$34 Million To Tackling Sexual Gender Based Violence

Government is set to receive U.S.$34 million from the European Union (EU) in an initiative meant to help create a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive society. European External Action Service deputy secretary-general, Christian Leffler announced this at the Spotlight Initiative country programme launch this week. “Gender-based violence is not inevitable but is literally man-made. The solution […]

May Vows To Carry On As Brexit’s Hardliners Try To Topple Her

May Vows To Carry On As Brexit’s Hardliners Try To Topple Her

British Prime Minister Theresa May is defying demands to quit as she battles to keep control of her fractious government long enough to deliver a Brexit deal that’s drawn ire from across the political spectrum.  Facing a revolt over her proposed exit agreement with the European Union, May said she would stay in office because […]

Nigeria To Benefit From €2.6 Billion European Union Funds For Growth

Nigeria To Benefit From €2.6 Billion European Union Funds For Growth

Nigeria is among some African countries to benefit from the €2.6 billion European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).The EFSD will contain two ‘blending’ facilities/ platforms, which will provide grants to improve the conditions under which public institutions and the private sector working with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) can borrow for investment purposes. Minister, Deputy Head […]

EU Donates €138 Million To Vulnerable Communities In Nigeria

EU Donates €138 Million To Vulnerable Communities In Nigeria

The donation will provide humanitarian and development assistance in the four countries; as part of overall EU aid package for the Chad Basin worth €232 million. According to a post on the EU commission website, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, said at a conference on the Lake Chad Region in […]

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

Nigerian women possess leadership traits needed to drive the nation into prosperity. But to harness these, they must be given the opportunity, according to the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen. At a seminar on women’s participation in Nigeria’s political process held in Abuja, Ambassador Karlsen said […]

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