About: Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

Commission calls for closer cooperation between EU countries after Brussels terror attacks

“The Commission staffs are ready to contribute to the fight in Europe against what has become so frequently an enormous stress for our people,” said EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva.
Brexit 24-06-2015

Georgieva: Faull ‘very capable’ to lead EU’s ‘Brexit’ taskforce

“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2015

Commission unveils draft 2016 EU budget

The European Commission proposed a draft EU budget for 2016 of €143.5 billion euros on Wednesday (27 May). According to the EU executive, the budget aims to 'support the recovery of the European economy”. The funds will be used to create jobs and growth, to deal with migration more effectively, and to strengthen the EU's role as a global player.
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Development Policy 01-10-2014

Stylianides: “Each euro invested in resilience saves €7 in emergency aid”

In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Cypriot Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christostos Stylianides said on that “investing in resilience is more effective than crisis response”. Stylianides showed his ambition to work with High Representative Federica Mogherini to address the root causes of conflicts.
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EU pledges assistance for flood victims in Serbia, Bosnia

The European Commission announced on Monday that it is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in order to help the victims of severe flooding in both countries.
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Development Policy 07-05-2014

EU doubles humanitarian aid to help CAR refugees

The European Commission announced on Wednesday it will double its humanitarian aid for Cameroon from €3 to €6 million to help the country cope with the refugees fleeing from war-torn Central African Republic, as the episodes of violence in the neighboring country continue.
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Global Europe 19-12-2013

UN heads, EU call for humanitarian ceasefire in Syria

The European Commission signed on Wednesday three major contracts with United Nations agencies totalling €147 million to deliver vitally needed aid to people directly affected by the Syrian crisis.
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Global Europe 18-11-2013

EU increases humanitarian aid for typhoon-striken Philippines

The European Commission announced on Sunday an additional €7million euros in emergency aid for the Philippines, after typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction across the country earlier this month. With almost 4000 people dead and up to 13 millions affected, EU officials have said that the typhoon was likely to be the biggest humanitarian aid challenge this year, together with the Syrian civil war. The extra financial help brings to €20 million the Commission's assistance to the Philippines.
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Global Europe 03-09-2013

As Syrian refugees reach two million, EU calls for political solution

UN figures revealed on Tuesday that the number of Syrian refugees has now reached two million, half of them children. This makes it, says the UN, the worst refugee crisis in 20 years. After such announcement, Brussels on Tuesday urged the international community to find a political solution to the war in Syria. The plea came from the International Cooperation commissioner as Washington and France consider a military strike against the Syrian regime, which allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians.