While the EU’s foreign policy recognises the importance of promoting peace and stability beyond its borders, it also emphasises the need to align development aid with strategic priorities. This is indicative of a wider risk, writes Kloe Tricot O’Farrell.
The six biggest economies in the world currently host only 2.1 million refugees between them, while the poorest countries are forced to bear most of the burden, according to a new report by Oxfam. EURACTIV France reports.
Despite crimes against humanity being commonplace in Eritrea, the EU wants to deal with Eritrea's autocratic regime on a border protection project, using development aid under German leadership. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU has made significant funds available for a migration partnership with African countries, so that asylum seekers can be intercepted before they reach the bloc's external borders. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Israel is one of the world leaders in water desalination. But now it faces a new challenge - climate change. EURACTIV.com spoke with the Deputy Director General of Israel's Water and Sewage Authority, Oded Fixler.
A €5.6 million EU funded programme in West Africa is pushing for the voluntary surrender of small and light arms that are in the hands of civilians in exchange for incentives like social amenities and development activities for residents. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick.
Europe's action in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region provides a telling example of the challenges international donours face when trying to link emergency assistance with long-term development aid.
Member states have deployed their development aid budgets to tackle the root causes of the migration crisis. But the effectiveness of these programmes in stemming the flow of migrants to the EU has yet to be seen. EURACTIV France reports.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday (8 December) to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa.
The worldwide demand for raw materials led to growth of up to 7% for many African countries. One of the main driving forces was a strong China, but now the second largest economy in the world finds itself in the midst of a crisis. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Amnesty International today (7 July) accused Balkan countries of mistreating migrants passing through their territories on the way to the European Union, saying people fleeing war were being "shamefully let down", and denouncing “failing EU migration policies”.
Ambitions to achieve universal education and improve teaching quality in the world’s poorest countries will be jeopardised, unless the $22bn (€20.7bn) funding needed every year is found, a UN agency has warned.
The Central African Republic is a “country that the world forgot” and could become “a second Somalia” without additional support, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said, pledging 15% of her budget to overlooked crises.
Since the Europeans left Sudan, we are delighted to have the Chinese, who, unlike the Europeans, understand the basic needs of people, Baha Aldin Hanafi, ambassador of Sudan to Berlin, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.
The recent independence of the Republic of South Sudan (9 July) marks a significant break in the history of Africa. European Union engagement with the young nation will be critical to resolving the region's difficulties, notably in terms of a food crisis, peace and ongoing problems in Darfur, argues Manuel Manrique.
South Sudan's referendum on independence offers a potential for peace in the area, but many perils lie ahead and the EU has a role to play in the process, writes Oladiran Bello from Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.